Stock photos are ridiculously expensive if you don't buy a large credit pack or a subscription. And there's so many free photos and photos listed under a Creative Commons license on sites like Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, and Flickr. Why not save money and use a free stock photo on the cover of your book? STOP RIGHT THERE! Here are 5 things you must know before you click that download button.
Cat's gonna cat.
Having a hard time finding creative inspiration for your fantasy book cover? Here's five book covers that might help.
There is one major giveaway that says "Hello! I'm self-published!" on a cover. And I've been wondering for quite some time why it's so common--and why I've occasionally been guilty of it myself! I think I've found the answer!
If you look through the romance genres on Amazon, you've probably noticed tons of covers with models positioned so their heads are cropped off by the edge of the book, or turned away from the viewer. What's up with that?
Just for fun, I coded a random story generator that produces shifter romance story seeds.
In last week's post, I talked about being commissioned to create a cover template for Zoe Chant's paranormal shifter romances, her requirements, and researching her genre. As a prolific writer, she would be using several designers to create her covers, and needed a template that she could give to each designer to make sure that all her books looked like Zoe Chant books.
If you're publishing a series, you want readers to identify books at a glance as belonging to that series. This is a bit easier to do if you've got one designer doing all the covers, but what if you've got more than one?