The Basics of EBook Cover Design — post by Mary C. Findley

(Pictured above is one example of an ebook cover I made as a sample of my work. It incorporates many of the elements covered in this post. Can you spot the layering, use of vectors, and making the font complement the genre-specifics of the cover?) This post may get a little involved and technical, but …

Cover Designing Secrets — Mary C. Findley

I have been called the queen of free when it comes to cover designing. That means I try to produce an eye-catching product with free images and elements. I was reading for inspiration an interview with another cover designer, and he mentioned that he created a crest for a fantasy cover using a program that costs over …

Premade Cover Sale! — Guest post by Jen Gentry

Some of the most talented cover designers I have the privilege to know have come together for a great cause. They have donated several glorious pre-made book covers to help create scholarship money to assist aspiring indie authors to attend the upcoming Christian Indie Authors Conference. This is an excellent opportunity for Indie Authors to …

Nominations for Best Christian Indie Covers of 2014 — Post by Mary C. Findley

  Cover Design by Jaye L. Knight     Cover Design by Ben Patterson   Cover Designer not named     David Bergsland, avid reader, reviewer, blogger, and book designer, nominated the above books (plus Paryn's Gold, below). He has multiple sites/blogs.  http://www.bergsland.org/ and http://radiqx.com/ are two of them. Resistance was also nominated by Alicia …

Best Christian Book Covers of 2014

These are not my Best of 2014 cover choices. They are just the covers for my 2015 Writing Goals Recently several author groups shared around a post called "Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014". I'm not going to link to it, because, frankly, I don't want to give it one single more view. Many sites …

Cover Samples and other graphics I Can Do — by Mary C. Findley

I can make you a pretty nice book cover using the large number of stock images, textures, and fonts that I own. I can apply metallics, leathers, fabrics, stone — some very cool backgrounds, text, and objects. If you wish to use an image I don’t have or can’t find for free, you can purchase …

Findley Family Video’s Publishing Journey

A sweet blog reader was kind enough to say she's been following us for some time now, and likes our writing and content, and also the way we promote our books. She asked about how we publish, and also how we promote, so here, I hope, is an answer to that question. I'm including links …

Another Next Big Thing: Shout-Outs to Fine Bloggers and Author Services

I got myself into a blog hop again. But I got myself out of it, too, very cleverly, I think. Amy Berry Magaw, a lovely pastor's wife, has a blog you can find here: www.vcpbooks.blogspot.com . The deal is that she tags me, and I give her a shout-out and thank you (thank you, Amy) and then …