Category Archives: Cover Design

Getting a Foreword or a “Blurb” from a Famous Person

A great way to attract attention to your book is to get an expert in the field, or a celebrity or media “star,” to write a foreword for your book or at least provide a quote (“blurb”) you might use on the … Continue reading

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Developing a Cover: Createspace Report Card – Part 4

At some point as I was writing or editing The Blizzard, I began imagining what the cover should look like.  Illustrations of that creative process follow below and were pretty firm by the time I contracted with Createspace to print my book. Createspace … Continue reading

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Createspace Report Card: Part 3

Cover Design Createspace can develop just about any kind of cover you want, but you will pay accordingly.  The package I signed up for included cover design, but that was only a graphic-type of cover, no drawings or photos.  I … Continue reading

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Createspace Report Card: Part 2

In Part 1, I mentioned about Createspace setting up an account for the author, but one thing I omitted is the fact you will need to have a title, at least a working title, for your book. You can always … Continue reading

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Createspace Report Card: Part 1

In a previous post, I told how I came to my decision to self-publish.  After having my manuscript professionally edited by one self-publisher, I learned of and moved to Createspace for everything else.  For the most part, I was very … Continue reading

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Readers have questions

Here are some questions (or maybe snipes) I have received that maybe others have wondered about. 1. Why isn’t Belle (the dog) on the cover? She is, you just can’t see her because she’s right behind Chet, trudging along in … Continue reading

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