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Book Design Dos and Don’ts

Many authors come to the publishing stages with very little vision for their cover. When you have put so much time into writing your book, it can be easy to let the cover design slip your mind. When readers pick up your book, as much as we wish it weren’t the case, the cover is just as important as any information or story you may have to offer.

 

Consider Outsourcing Your Cover

When it comes to designing the cover, there are some important things to consider. First and foremost, don’t settle for less than professional work. If graphic design isn’t your forte, then outsource your designing to someone who is going to wow your audience. When talking about cover design, you need to put your best foot forward and accept nothing but the best.

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How To Choose The Best Font For Your Cover

If you’ve ever looked at a book cover, you may know that there are some aspects to design that go beyond what looks good. The old adage is that a reader should never judge a book by its cover, but if a book is designed correctly, that’s exactly what you’ll want!

 

A book cover design is about more than just a pretty picture; it encompasses the overall feeling of your book and draws in readers. Your cover design will warmly invite your audience in, while your content keeps them interested.

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December Instagram #PhotoADayChallenge

We started our #PhotoADayChallenge last month with little participation. We hope that you will join us again this month and at the end of the month we will choose one random winner who will win a nice $5 Starbuck gift card for joining us. Have a great month!

Share a photo, add any/all of the following hashtags: #photoadaychallenge #ppscontest #amwriting #selfpublishing #december2015

For your chance to win the gift card, you HAVE to tag @publisher_ps and hastag #ppscontest #december2015. Winner will be chosen on January 1st, 2016 – so be sure to check if you’re the lucky winner, as you will need to email me at info@publisher-ps.com to claim your prize.

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How To Get Over Your Fear of Writing

There is probably nothing scarier than sitting in front of your computer or with a notebook and the stark blank page stares right back at you. You don’t really know where to start because you’re scared that however you go on about it, it doesn’t sound quite right or it’s all wrong all together. Everyone has faced this more than once in their lifetime but here’s how to lose that fear.

  1. Stick with your idea

It can be so easy to scrap the idea and give up but you’re never going to write anything if you keep giving yourself a way out. Stick with your original idea and give yourself reasonable deadlines during your writing journey to keep your head afloat.

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