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Why I hate Cover Wars and Book Cover Contests

Cover design contests and “cover wars” are becoming a staple of indie book promotion and marketing. For awhile I’ve been quietly voicing concern but I thought it about time to take a stronger position. Here’s why: 1. The underlying assumption behind book cover contests and cover wars is that the best designed cover will win. This is rarely true. Instead, it’s a popularity …

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How BookTrope made me realize the publishing industry are all pirates

Can someone explain Booktrope to me? I don’t get it. It looks like people can volunteer to be part of a creative time to produce the book, then earn a percentage of the sales revenue (and, apparently they only publish quality books that the community has supported, which means a better chance of revenue.) If I design the book cover …

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51 books on book marketing that will grow your author platform 800%

Below are some of the books I read in 2014 and found useful. [ReviewAZON name=”1″ id=”6″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”B004XR57PE,B00IS884QS,0984655123,B007SYTLVA,B007IJLGUY,0615796796,B00PXHHPWQ,0981875637,159963421X,0615909205″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]   [ReviewAZON name=”2″ id=”7″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”1935953281,B00O3597M0,B00HSUWMDI,0992379636,0996076174,0990318109,B009SGXWM0,1631619969,B00PCKIJ4C,1482014092″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″] [ReviewAZON name=”3″ id=”8″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”0814432867,1591847389,0071762345,B005EPR5MM,B00JFHKNRO,1608323668,0618785914,0071819894,1599185059,1595554653″ trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]   [ReviewAZON name=”4″ id=”9″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”0452297729,B00IQY2QV8,B00J1KPB9U,1493697595,B00CJ0USL0,B00LMGLYRE,B00DJUK7HE,B008IGESCE,B00CSTBZ2S” trackingid=”creativindie-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″] [ReviewAZON …

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DIY Book Covers

I understand that not everybody wants to spend a lot of money on book cover design. So I design resources to help people make their own professional book cover designs easily, without spending a lot of money. I put a lot of those tools (including free guides, free templates, a list of best fonts per genre) up at www.diybookcovers.com. There’s even …

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Book cover clichés: why using them will actually help you sell more books

Recently I’ve seen some articles circulating about “Book Cover Clichés” which put a handful of book cover designs from the same genre together to point out the similarities. The point of such articles, I infer, is to shame those cover designers who went for the easy, the obvious, the “cliché” designs instead of trying to make something more unique and …

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