Category Archives: Cover Design

New Zealand Society of Authors – Contest Winner – Robin Sisley

The New Zealand Society of Authors established a print publishing prize in order to create a great opportunity for a New Zealand writer. This unique award was for an unpublished manuscript to be taken through to a published form and offered for sale in print form throughout New Zealand. The NZ Authors were delighted to be able to offer the

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So, About That Cover: A Cover Artist Weighs in On Typography


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Authors planning to self-publish should not make their own book covers. That’s what professional cover artists are for! However, even if you’re letting someone else take over the design and creation of your cover, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be well-informed about the process. Understanding how book covers are designed and

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So, About That Cover: An Interview With an Author and His Cover Artist

We sat down with author Kyle West and cover artist Luke Atkinson to learn more about the adventure of getting a book cover designed. Here’s how it went: Why do you think having a great book cover is so important when it comes to eBooks? KW – After your story, your cover is probably the most important part of your

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So, About That Cover: Book Cover Design Tips From a Merchandiser

By Shayna Krishnasamy, Kobo Writing Life Merchandiser As the merchandiser for self-published eBooks at Kobo, my job is to judge books by their covers. Okay, that’s not my whole job, but you might be surprised at how much of my day is spent scrutinizing, arguing about, praising, sifting through, staring at, and judging (oh, and also mocking. Yes, sometimes a

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