Advice for Authors: What A Designer Wants You to Know About Creating a Cover

– Megan Carrell,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal As an author, you’ve spent countless hours writing your perfect book. But when that’s done, what’s next? Here’s six tips on what your cover designer really wants you to know about designing the cover.   Start with the basics. It might sound straightforward, but knowing this information can be critical to our design capability. For example, if your last name is Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, we need to plan enough space to fit that. Not sure where to start? Here’s a good list. If you can fill this out, you’re ready for the next step....

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So You want to be in Publishing?

Publishing is to disappointment, What slip-n’-slides are to moisture. I.e. I don’t know anyone in the industry who hasn’t gotten at least a little wet. It wasn’t until my final semester in college that I decided I definitely wanted to go into book publishing. Talk about an uphill battle. Of course, I didn’t know it at the time: no one in this industry really does at the beginning. We are all just bibliophiles, a word we call ourselves like it is our own brand of cool. We fall in love with books and simultaneously despair when we are met with...

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