Writing a creative brief for graphic #designers to create amazing #book covers via @DigiBookWorld.

Great book covers sell books. Professional cover designers are trained in the craft of typography, photo editing, and design—but they’re not expected to know anything about your book or your visual preferences. Luckily, a document called a Creative Brief exists to help you convey your intentions to your graphic designer. Here’s all you need to…

via How to Write A Creative Brief So Your Graphic Designer Creates An Amazing Book Cover — Digital Book World

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Nine Ways To Get The Very Best Out Of Your Book Cover Designer by @thecreativepenn

A great cover design is one of the best ways to help your book get noticed because readers DO judge a book by its cover. Your book cover will also be one of the best marketing assets you can invest in because you will use it everywhere – on your book sales page, your website,…

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“See yourself as a professional, not an amateur. Everything you do should be with that mind-set.” by @CSLakin

In this broad and deep look at the Productivity ABCs—attitude, biology, and choices—we’ve considered many of the roadblocks that keep us from “cranking it out.” Every writer is different and brings with him, into his writing life, a unique set of roadblocks. Only you can determine what those are, the ways that might work to…

via The Life of a Super-Productive Writer — Live Write Thrive

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“Amateur writers write for themselves. Pros write for their audience” by @gordonlong via @IndiesUnlimited

Making a superficial scan of the thousands of bloggers, promoters, DIYers and wannabe gurus on the web, we find tons of tried-and-true wisdom about how to be a writer. Even how to make money at it. Some of that advice needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Some of it with a huge,…

via 4 Bits of Bad Advice for Writers — Indies Unlimited

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