September Covers 101
Learning How To Do Your Own Book Covers
LEARNING HOW TO DO YOUR OWN BOOK COVERS
This is a step-by-step guide to doing your own book covers at a basic 101 level.
Not only will new cover designers get a lot from this, but so will those of you who have been doing your own covers.
Covers are fun and in this new world of indie publishing, none of us can really afford to roll the dice and hope that a cover person will get your cover right, let alone always pay for them.
Allyson Longueira and I will be working together on this for you, to make sure everything is clear and our reasons that you do something makes sense.
This is the basics. We will not teach you how to use some design program. Nope. We are teaching covers, branding, professional-level design, fonts, and so much more.
If you are prolific and covers are costing too much or slowing your writing down, you need this class. If your books aren't selling very well, you need this class.
Good covers are the first thing a customer sees. Bad covers they just slide by.
A critical 101 level workshop.
With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.
Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.
He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at www.deanwesleysmith.com
StartResponse Assign #1 (2:47)
StartSession #1... Some realities of art (6:26)
StartSession #2... More reality and reasons (7:09)
StartSession #3... Finding great art (6:40)
StartSession #4... Train yourself (7:31)
StartSession #5... Some tricks (6:40)
StartSession #6... When to expand a license (7:15)
StartAssignment #2 (3:57)