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#1 Tiffany Simone the Writer

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:24 PM

Hello Follow Members, I am new to AgentQuery and have lots of questions about book cover designs and fonts.  Are there free downloads, that teach how to design a book cover and 3D cover preview?

 

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#2 S. A. Hunt

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:29 PM

Not that I know of. There are lots of blogs that give good design advice, but it's pretty much DIY when it comes to this sort of thing as far as I can tell. Did you design that book jacket yourself? If you did, that's pretty damn good, compared to most self-publishers. I really like what you did with your author picture inside the translucent box on the back.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

This is THEE best intensive blog series on the process of DIY book cover designs from professional designer, author, and blogger, Jason Gurley:

 

Part Two specifically addressed fonts, but the entire series will blow your mind.

 

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DIY Book Cover Design - Part One: Should you design your own cover?

 

DIY Book Cover Design - Part Two: Tools & Essentials

 

DIY Book Cover Design - Part Three: Setting up your file

 

DIY Book Cover Design - Part Four: Designing for the market, not for yourself



#4 Tiffany Simone the Writer

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

S.A. Hunt, thanks for the feedback.

I came up with the concept. I want know how to design my own cover, to save money, and less of a headache trying to get people to understand and see your vision for your book.  :smile:

 

AQCrew, OMG. that was right on time. I browsed the blog and I am excited about enhancing my cover and creating new ones.  :biggrin:



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:57 PM

That is a nice cover.


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