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October 27, 2021

35 Great Sites With Awesome Stock Photos for Your Book Cover

Looking for stock photos for romance, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, contemporary or any other genre? Find them here.

February 10, 2020

How to design a book cover

This post by Kathryn Rosa Miller is a fantastic, in-depth look at the process of designing a book cover, from developing the initial concept to final […]
October 5, 2019

7 Mistakes of Amateur Book Cover Designs

What makes a book cover look professional, besides 10 years of graphic design experience? Here are 7 mistakes that amateurs make when creating book covers. All […]
August 21, 2019

Pinterest: book cover inspiration

I’m taking a few days off from book cover-related doings because we lost our elderly ladycat this week. I shall simply point you to my Pinterest […]
August 14, 2019

Stock Photos for Fantasy Book Covers

This week, I point out a few good galleries of stock photos for fantasy book covers. Some of these photos may require a bit of Photoshop […]
August 6, 2019

What would you like to know about book cover design & illustration?

I’d like to know what you guys want to know! Drop a comment below, or if you’d rather remain anonymous, here’s a Google form that doesn’t […]
July 31, 2019

Best Stock Photo Sites for Book Covers in 2021

Here's my spreadsheet of vendors of stock photos for book covers, along with notes on costs, genres, and licenses. You're welcome.

July 24, 2019

Classic or Cliché? The Science Fiction Spaceship Cover

Got a science fiction book to market? Slap a spaceship on that there cover and boot it out the door! The rubes will eat it up! […]
July 17, 2019

Time of Daughters: Making a Digital Fantasy Book Cover Illustration, Part 2

The conclusion of a walkthrough of my process in creating a fantasy book cover illustration for a novel by Sherwood Smith.

July 11, 2019

Stock Photo Horror Story: Why You Should Always Check for Property Releases

A national magazine buys a stock photo for their cover and discovers that it infringes copyright after publication.