I can answer questions about the layout, formatting and design of book covers. I can also offer information on the POD industry. I cannot give advice on a specific book cover and I do not critique book covers.
I have been working in the publishing industry since 1981.
Small Publishers Association of North America.
Atlantic Business Magazine The Writer Magazine, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), The Chronicle-Herald
I have a degree in Behavioral Psychology and English, which helps me greatly in my design work. I have also worked in a print bindery, affording me hands-on experience in the production end of the industry. For eight years, I worked as a writer, copy editor and layout editor for the advertising department of a major newspaper. Since starting my own company,http://www.BookCoverExpress.com I have created more than 2000 book covers for large, traditional publishing organizations; small presses and independent publishers. My clients have been featured in numerous high-profile media sources including Oprah, 48-Hours, People Magazine and the Today show.
Several, but two that come to mind are a perfect score of 5/5 from Writer's Digest for book cover design and a tie for second place in the Bay Area Independent Publishers' Association 2008 Book Awards.
The fonts you use reflect a lot about you, even if you don't realize it. Choosing the appropriate font for a book cover is as important as choosing the right graphic.
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Every site and possibly individual licenses on the sites (some sites offer different licenses for different images) would have its own license that you would have to abide by. I'd be very careful using
I wouldn't advise doing that. You could run into issues if they thought you were copying their style too closely. But you can check with a lawyer. Both fonts appear to have been worked with. I don't
Each company that licenses images (fotolia.com, bigstockphoto.com, etc., there are dozens of them) has its own license that you should read carefully. It's called an End User License Agreement (EULA).
Very few publishers accept manuscripts from authors directly. You need to secure an agent, who then sells your book. Make sure it's a reputable agent. This site can help weed out those who are less
I'm not familiar with the program Print Shop, and I'm sure there are many consumer software programs that will work for your purposes. The thing you must watch carefully though is the license agreement