Book Design, Part One: Using MS Word to get your manuscript ready to publish

My manuscript is “ready” to make that big leap and become a published book. That alone is a big step, because the self-talk will run through your head… “Are you really ready to hit that button?” It's so final. But I’ve reached that point when I’m trying to finish all the edits, make sure I’ve … Continue reading Book Design, Part One: Using MS Word to get your manuscript ready to publish

Designing My Own Book Cover: Part Two–Adding Text Elements to the Cover

Here’s what we have so far. In my previous blog post, Designing My Own Book Cover: The cheap, basic process I used to make a decent cover for my self-published book – Michael Crowl – Author (mikecrowl.com), I detailed my very basic method for creating the background image for the cover of the books in … Continue reading Designing My Own Book Cover: Part Two–Adding Text Elements to the Cover

Designing My Own Book Cover: The cheap, basic process I used to make a decent cover for my self-published book

I’ve heard it said, if you want to sell a lot of books, then write a lot of books. I have done neither. If I did, I would probably have a professional editor, book designer, cover designer, and graphic artist to work on my books, but that gets expensive pretty quickly. So, as with so … Continue reading Designing My Own Book Cover: The cheap, basic process I used to make a decent cover for my self-published book