This is an introduction to book cover design, based on a presentation I gave at a writing conference in Ecuador. I'll cover the #1 mistake authors make on their cover, some foolproof layouts that work in any genre, where to find stock photos and art, and how to put it all together... this is the first video in a series so much sure you watch the whole thing.
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or visit my main site, http://www.creativindiecovers.com
Hey there - I'm Derek Murphy. I'm a fine artist who became a book cover designer, then started writing young adult scifi and fantasy. I've spent almost 20 years living abroad, have a PhD in comparative literature (revolutionary politics in Paradise Lost), and have been featured in CNN for renting castles to use as writing retreats. Although I'm not working with clients anymore, I've built a ton of resources to help indie authors write, design and publish bestselling books.
On this channel, I talk about writing, publishing and creating personal freedom with unconventional business strategies and providing value. My videos are unpolished and a little raw, because we travel full-time and I focus on content, not production quality.
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DIY book cover and formatting templates (FREE)
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