Shirley Anne Edwards Talks about Writing, Schedules, Alternatives to Writing and Motivation

I’d like to reach out and say a massive thanks to Shirley Anne Edwards for agreeing to answer these questions about publishing, inspiration, morivation, book design and writing in general. Shirley first found her love for books when she read Nancy

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Shirley Anne Edwards Talks about Writing, Schedules, Alternatives to Writing and Motivation

I’d like to reach out and say a massive thanks to Shirley Anne Edwards for agreeing to answer these questions about publishing, inspiration, morivation, book design and writing in general. Shirley first found her love for books when she read Nancy

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Should I have a different eBook and Paperback cover?

Books now have two faces: one in the digital world and one in the printing world. The split of the two has brought with it different priorities in design. What works on a paperback will not work on an eBook,

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Should I have a different eBook and Paperback cover?

Books now have two faces: one in the digital world and one in the printing world. The split of the two has brought with it different priorities in design. What works on a paperback will not work on an eBook,

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Why did my book print so dark from CreateSpace?

You’ve uploaded your book cover, waited for the proof from CreateSpace, and got it in the mail. Major issue: Your cover is mostly black! The shadows are where shadows are supposed to be, but everything else on your cover has

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Why did my book print so dark from CreateSpace?

You’ve uploaded your book cover, waited for the proof from CreateSpace, and got it in the mail. Major issue: Your cover is mostly black! The shadows are where shadows are supposed to be, but everything else on your cover has

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What goes on the back of a fiction book?

You’ve uploaded your eBook to Kindle, and you’re organizing to print a paperback at CreateSpace, so what goes on the back of a cover? A blurb, a bio, a testimonial? Is there anything compulsory? Here’s the rundown of what goes

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What goes on the back of a fiction book?

You’ve uploaded your eBook to Kindle, and you’re organizing to print a paperback at CreateSpace, so what goes on the back of a cover? A blurb, a bio, a testimonial? Is there anything compulsory? Here’s the rundown of what goes

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Should I design my own book cover?

You’ve spent months and years writing and finishing your book, now is the time to think about the book cover. Do you hire a professional to design your cover for you, or do you jump in and do it yourself?

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Should I design my own book cover?

You’ve spent months and years writing and finishing your book, now is the time to think about the book cover. Do you hire a professional to design your cover for you, or do you jump in and do it yourself?

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I get asked all the time: What’s the most important element on a book cover?

I get a lot of e-mails from designers finishing school, to designers just entering the industry and have changed from a hobbyist to a professional, and there is one reoccurring question that comes up: What is one thing that will

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I get asked all the time: What’s the most important element on a book cover?

I get a lot of e-mails from designers finishing school, to designers just entering the industry and have changed from a hobbyist to a professional, and there is one reoccurring question that comes up: What is one thing that will

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10 things about my writing life you might not know

Today is a personal blog post. I’m a bit sick of writing the technical stuff of book cover design so it’s time for a break. You’ve probably arrived here looking to learn something new about book cover design, but did

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10 things about my writing life you might not know

Today is a personal blog post. I’m a bit sick of writing the technical stuff of book cover design so it’s time for a break. You’ve probably arrived here looking to learn something new about book cover design, but did

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5 steps to having a great life as a creative

The golden doors are open, self-publishing has given millions of authors the chance to turn their passion into a full time job. Are you someone who has taken a hold of the great chance to help other authors? We’re now

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5 steps to having a great life as a creative

The golden doors are open, self-publishing has given millions of authors the chance to turn their passion into a full time job. Are you someone who has taken a hold of the great chance to help other authors? We’re now

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How does a book cover look in the early stages?

You’ve been waiting for it all week… the first visual concepts from your book cover designer… and they’re going to be AH-MA-ZING. You’ve seen everything else they’ve done and this is just going to be the icing on the cake.

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How does a book cover look in the early stages?

You’ve been waiting for it all week… the first visual concepts from your book cover designer… and they’re going to be AH-MA-ZING. You’ve seen everything else they’ve done and this is just going to be the icing on the cake.

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Are book cover designers working for readers or authors?

When I started designing I thought I knew everything. I thought I knew more than the author’s that I worked with, and I was the bees knees. But… with experience comes knowledge. The more I understand, the more I realise

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Are book cover designers working for readers or authors?

When I started designing I thought I knew everything. I thought I knew more than the author’s that I worked with, and I was the bees knees. But… with experience comes knowledge. The more I understand, the more I realise

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