Every now and again I am approached by a potential new client who knows exactly what they want and basically how the book cover design process works. But more often than not, authors have written their manuscripts and want an attractive cover designed so they can get their new books listed on Amazon and other online book selling outlets, yet have no idea where to start. And most, especially first time authors, do not have any idea whatsoever as to how the book cover design process works or even where to begin. This is not a bad thing – authors write and designers design! Hopefully I can shed some light on the process by offering a few top tips when contacting book cover designers for the first time.
I hope that all of you enjoyed your holidays and 2014 is off to a great start! I had meant to be blogging a lot more frequently than I have. Shame on me! However, illness and many distractions, both work related and personal, have kept me away in recent months.
Autumn is my favorite season and if I had my way, I’d spend every waking minute of it out in nature enjoying the beauty of it. Alas, not this year as I’ve found myself busier than ever between work and personal matters. And keeping up a blog seems to be something that I simply cannot find the extra time to do either! I very much admire my friends and colleagues who regularly blog despite their busy careers and family lives! How do you do it?!
I am currently working with several clients on projects ranging from book covers to book trailers to interior map illustrations and marketing materials. And I still feel that I’ve never truly caught up from being offline back in August while moving house. But it is a blessing to be in such high demand these days and I thank all of you who have commissioned me for design services during these busy times.
Welcome, Tamian Wood, to Avalon Graphics’
Summer Ice Cream Social!!
[Cathy of Avalon Graphics] First things first – I have to ask what your
favorite ice cream flavor is:
[Tamian]Strawberry or Raspberry or Blueberry (but only because they don’t make a Mulberry ice cream) Detecting a theme yet?