Book Cover Masterclass Mambo #5

Paying homage to Lou Vega - Because he likes Angela first ❥ 

If you're a designer or aspiring designer who wants to learn more about designing covers for profit, you need this class! The bonuses themselves are more than worth it. 

You see, right now book design is a $29 billion industry, and growing. With the boom of self-publishing about 10 years ago, this industry continues to flourish, and it’s hotter than ever for aspiring authors. The true beauty of it all is that the forecast stays even brighter on the horizon. Self-publishers need great covers to win coveted attention and respect on the online and offline bookshelves.

So, it’s really no surprise that professional book designers are raking it in.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret: There is still a lot of rich, abundant, unchartered ground for new designers.

Read on...


Whip that coverphobia into submission

So your book has finally reached the end of that long tunnel. This year has been challenging, but you've poured your heart and soul into this project. Challenge accepted - and WON. It's finally time to publish your baby!

But now you're stressing again... What about design? As a smart, savvy author you know the importance of a good cover. And it's all inside your head—nobody else will understand what to do with your cover—you're the only one who can get it out. The only thing is, how do you champion this project without an art degree?

Of course, BookCreative is your BEST resource for all the tools you need to create a beautiful book... no bias here.

But for creative direction, I'll help you out for free. Download a copy of my Cover Design Mastery guide. This will help inspire you on the right path. AND, {spoiler alert} if you download my guide, you'll get a nice little ONE-TIME discount on the software... with a few TOP-secret offers... Cuz that's just how I roll. 🤓  

Enjoy the guide, and if you have any questions, shoot me a line - I'd love to hear from you!

To beautiful books,

Angie ツ


Pump Your Cover Design Jam

Today I'd like to share a blog article with you written by Joshua Jadon, professional cover designer and all around cool guy. He never disappoints with his fresh, trendy advice on how to design beautiful, magnetic covers. And I like to use the term "magnetic" because that is the sole purpose of cover design—to attract the viewer and entice them to buy. Joshua offers up some great tips in his blog.

Enjoy! Angie ツ

Balancing Your Life Vials

Ever since I was about three years old and discovered happiness was a 64 count box of Crayolas, it's been easier for me to understand and absorb life concepts if I can draw them, or at least visualize them in tangible forms.

Let's just say if I had to draw my life out with crayons, it would look like Picasso chugged too many Cozmos... It's a bit distorted, twisted, but undeniably fascinating, at least to the average suburbanite....

Yeah. I'll save that story for a night when I'm alone with some Pinot.

Anyways, in order to help maintain a daily essence of well-being, I have taken to measure life in the form of three basic personal vials:

Health, Love, Wealth.

I feel that these are the three pillars of life balance. Although there are many more facets to life, they reside outside our personal vials. For example, my grown kids' health and happiness are very important to me, but that is an outside facet. However, if I am balanced within my own vials, I am able to be more nurturing and supportive for them.

Visualizing the amount in each of these "vials" side by side helps me assess any imbalance in my life and what I need to focus on at that moment. Interestingly enough, my vials are rarely equal in quantity. Right now, for example, if I were to measure the amount of each vial in percentages, they would look like this:

Health: 80% Love: 100% Wealth: 40%

All I do is take a mental "screenshot" of how I perceive these areas to be relevant to my lifestyle. And the relevancy is key—because it's different for everyone, depending on how one measures their own success, love, and health. Of course the objective is the same, to be at 100% for each.

When I visualize, I take into account any projected forecast of bad or good to come, which determines my next course of action. My health issues (pulled muscles) are very minor and I know they will resolve over the next few weeks with some therapy. For wealth, I've set some very steep goals over the next year, so I'm pushing myself super hard... And love, oh. I am truly, finally blessed. For the first time, this is abundantly full. I have found that having one vial at 100% mentally helps me improve on the other two, because it gives me that extra boost of purpose and confidence.

So take a moment, and visualize your vials: How are they balancing out for you? 

Angie ღ ღ ღ