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Cover Design Tips

Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips

That old piece of advice, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” has never really been followed; in fact, 93% of purchasing decisions are based on the logo, product, packaging, and other visual perceptions. Books are the same way. How hardcovers and paperbacks look and feel have high importance when marketing written content. The front cover or…
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What Makes a Good Cover Design

What Makes a Good Cover Design: Judging A Book By Its Cover

The famous idiom is “Never judge a book by its cover,” however, regardless of how realistic it might be in an impractical sense, the reality of the vast book industry is that most readers indeed use the cover to decide on whether they should purchase the book or not. With several books for readers to…
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design your book

Cloud vs. Desktop software: Which is better for designing books?

In these ever-trending, ever-changing times of technology comes a new set of challenges and opportunities for self-publishers. Depending on budget, need, and personal preference, there are many design options; from the traditional route of hiring a professional book artist to design your book ($$$$) to doing the design work yourself ($), the overall goal is…
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Font Pairings

Like pairing certain wines with food, combining the right fonts will bring out the best message impact — and can also work well with your book covers. Check out this helpful infographic by conversionminded.com: BookCreative will work with any font in your computer. It is simple to add new fonts to your computer by following…
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Indie Publishers

Here are the TOP TEN reasons why thousands of indie publishers have chosen us since 2006

BookCreative is an indie publishers dream! Here are the top 10 reasons why: #10: Easy to work with No huge learning curve to learn. Just jump right in and start designing. #9: Compatible with both Mac & PC platforms Download immediately and start designing on either a Mac or Windows computer. #8: Customer Support Fast,…
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book designer

Price To Entice: Taking Your Book Service To a Higher Level

Are you a book designer looking for more clients and sales? Here’s a handy guide that reveals a simple, yet highly effective way to get the exposure – and trust – you need to snag those ideal clients. Having a service-based business doesn’t have to be complicated. Search for book designers on the web, and…
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Life Vials

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,…
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Magnetic Book Cover Design

If any of these covers were men to me, they would be Sam Elliott. Or Kit Harrington. Leonardo Di Capprio. Charlie Hunnam. Gerard Butler. Okay, all of the above… So besides clearly having an inscrutable, eclectic taste in men, what am I saying? That these covers have ROCKED MY WORLD. I fell head over heels in…
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kindle templates

Introducing a-la-carte Kindle Templates

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…
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How To Design A Cover

How To Design A Cover for Kindle (It’s easier than you think)

Today, someone asked me how to design a cover for Kindle (KDP) in BookCreative. There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source: According to Amazon’s KDP: “To ensure the best quality for your image, particularly on high definition devices,…
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