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Concept Covers for the Indie Drawing Winner!

For about two years I have been volunteering my graphic design services to give back to the writing community.


(I hold a drawing every other month where the winner receives a free book cover design and a book teaser)


I feel so blessed that I get to connect with so many talented people who have welcomed me so warmly, some of which I have had the opportunity to create for (Awesome)!

I have so much fun working with the winners of the drawing that I decided it was time to start sharing – so you could enjoy the process and discover their talent.

This post is all about the concept covers….

Meet K.D. Rose!

The winner for March is author and poet, K.D. Rose, and she’s just awesome! She’s a talented author and a poet. Her book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She also won an Honorable Mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Poetry Contest. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in numerous magazines and journals. You can check out her books through the Amazon link below!

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K.D. has a fantastic blog where she keeps us all up-to-date on her poetry publications and posts some great articles you might find helpful as well as random posts about life as a writer. She’s fun to follow. You can follow her blog here, and connect with K.D. via these social links below 🙂

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Bellow are the concepts I created for K.D.’s , soon to be published, book of poetry. The subtext in the blue cover concept was used as strictly a placeholder and not an approved description of her work. So, basically, it’s just meant to give a feel for what it might look like if there were to be added subtext.

Which one do you like Best?

 

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Let us know in the comments section 🙂

My Latest Book Cover Designs

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Robert Mackey

Robert lives by the following adage: No matter how many heads have to roll in the attainment of you goals, be certain to smile and wave at them as they pass. It’s best to do your beheading on a hill with your opponent uphill from you to insure the head actually rolls and to prolong the amount of time you get to smile and wave. (Very important.)

Check out Roberts books at the Amazon link below.

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Peter Clark Nelson

Peter works as a ghostwriter, and content strategist. he works with heart-centered entrepreneurs, authors, subject matter experts, energy healers, coaches and companies with a genuine and inspiring message. If are you seeking new and more joyous ways to…

  • Tap into the creative power of Self-Love through your inspired Voice…
  • Improve on emotionally and spiritually connecting with your audience through words, images, and sound…
  • And enhance the overall vibrations in your own self, your brand and message…

Connect with Peter using the Facebook link below.

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Lee Erlywine

Lee’s Novels are intense and receiving five star reviews. Go grab yourself a copy through the links below and check out the action! I’m reading the first book now and can’t put it down!

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Connect with Lee on Facebook!

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Update!

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Update!

I’m getting close to publishing my book and shooting for a tentative date of May 1st. The excitement is really building. I am in the middle of edits and creating video tutorials that will be included in the ebook and referenced in the paperback.

The book is fully illustrated to demonstrate design concepts and theory. I’ve worked hard to keep the information you’ll find straightforward and useful.

I have beta readers and a content editor going over it now which is just awesome!  I’ve gotten feedback on the first chapter and it was fantastic!

Huge thanks to

Peter Clark Nelson,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin,

and

Dawn Lewis!


Spoiler Alert!

This first chapter starts off where it counts, Author Branding. I explain the process and provide easy to follow exercises to assist the reader in defining their brand as a whole. Covering these basics will help the reader define what their brand looks like. It will help them create a theme and style guide they will follow across their author platforms with all their author graphics.


Back to Work!

There’s still ton’s of work to do and I’m doing my best to balance my book with my work as a designer. I’ll have new cover designs to share with you on Monday 🙂

My book will be free in ebook format on Amazon for the first three days after its launch!

Thanks for all of your support!

Enter to Win: Free Book Cover Design May 1st, 2017

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Giving Makes Me Smile 🙂

I am excited to be getting the word out about the upcoming drawing I’ve scheduled for this May 1st, 2017.

I started this drawing as a way of giving back to the Indie Author Community: I consider myself blessed because I get to do what I love within the publishing Industry and I just want to pay it forward.

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Everyone is welcome to enter for a prize of a free design package that includes: Trade Paperback Cover (front-back-spine) and eBook cover, two 3D Covers, and a Book Teaser.

  • Trade Paperback Cover (front-back-spine) and eBook Cover
  • Two 3D Covers
  • A Book Teaser

Winners also receive an invitation to be interviewed on this blog for their upcoming book release.

All winners will be announced and listed on the ‘Winning Authors’ page along with their new cover design and a link to the books point of sale.

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There are no hidden fees


Enter today! This drawing takes place on May 1st, 2017 and the prizes can be claimed anytime.

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Send me an email telling me a little about yourself and your book to enter.

If your name is drawn as the winner, I’ll contact you via email with the happy news.


Enter To Win Below

Good Luck!

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Cover Reveal

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A Work in Progress:

I’m in the throes of a rewrite of the first draft of my new book. It is just a blast to have the opportunity to get all of the knowledge I’ve amassed under one title. It’s a go-to guide that will help writers represent their work with stunning visual graphics they create themselves.

I am blogging about my process to get some insight from those of you out there on what your main concerns are and to make sure I miss nothing that will aid you in creating all your own graphics just like a professional designer.

Cover Reveal!

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It’s a work in progress and I plan to have it launched by spring at the latest. I’ll be offering it for free at first as a thank you to all of you who give me feedback throughout the writing process.

What’s Inside:

I have crammed everything you need to know to create stunning graphics and award-winning book covers within the pages of this illustrated book. This is a go-to resource for you as an author looking for graphics that not only compliment your brand but sell your brand and your product. There are secrets within these pages that other designers will cringe to know I’m revealing to you. But I think you deserve to know because you can do it yourself, and I want to help you.

Inside you will find helpful links to tons of resources. Not only will it have links to things like where to get the best images for the best price, but links to video tutorials and templates for the graphics you’re looking to create.

I’m excited because this book is a no-nonsense approach to getting you the skills you need as quickly as possible so you can start thinking like a designer. The material covered here will have you designing like a pro as soon as the first day.

What You Can Help Me With:

  • I could use your input on what types of tutorials you’d like to see and what your expectations would be if you sat down to read this book. Any input or feedback you have to offer would be much appreciated.
  • I’m also assembling a launch team and appreciate anyone who’s willing to participate in whatever way they can. Leave a comment if you’re interested.
  • If you have any tips or advice for me at all, I’d love to hear that too!

Fantastic Future Plans:

My future plans have me on the edge of my seat. I’m producing presentations and will be undertaking a tour of speaking engagements across the country after the book launch. I’m actively pursuing sponsorship to fund my adventure. My goal is to help indie authors compete with the big publishers by providing them the skills to create their own winning marketing graphics and brand graphics for their platforms.

  • If there are any public speakers out there reading, I could use some mentoring in this department.
  • Any advice at all would be appreciated