After writing, editing and formatting, what’s next?
Picking the perfect cover.
While no easy task, it doesn’t have to break the bank. So in case you missed this great post from Fiction University, I’m attaching a link below.
J. Kathleen Cheney gives sound advice on when and where you can design your own cover. And more important when you might want to bite the bullet and pay for a professional.
In her article, Ms. Cheney also provides links and suggestions on how you can produce a great book cover for your next project.
- Love Canva. It’s one of my favorite programs. Very user-friendly and short learning curve. And best of all you can art for FREE or only $1.00.
- Her idea of checking out the competition is great. That is definitely going on my to-do list for next book.
- Get a critique on the cover from your friends, family and writing group. Big one!
- Suggestions on how and where to look for professional covers.
- My tip: I prefer paint.net or sumopaint.com to Adobe.
Thanks, Ms. Cheney for all of these great tips. Wish I’d read your suggestions a long time ago.
3 Ways to Get Book Covers on a Shoestring Budget By J. Kathleen Cheney, @jkcheney
Have you made a book cover?
What program did you use?
Or do you prefer to hire a professional?
If you aren’t at this stage yet, what do you think about the process?
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