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Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me
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  • Kevin Slade

    Just as a reference point, is the World of Warcraft logo(on their books) considered an imprint or a business logo. I had a discussion on one of the fb groups that logos make the book amateurish. I am trying to come up with a logo for the books coming from the same world/universe, or should I focus on getting the book published before I worry about the logo/imprint. Stressing over the cover stopped my steps toward writing book two of the series.

    • Yes – you’re totally right, this is an old post. It’s probably not worth wasting time worrying about a logo – and it would only be a little button for the spine, not really a big header or something for the front cover. My point was, make something simple and text only with a nice font, not a big graphic.

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