When a client writes this blog post headline: “Hire Melissa Oyler for your cover art” you know the word “flattered” doesn’t even begin to describe what we are feeling.
I’ll first show off her new cover art, created by us, and then I’ll tell you to head over to her blog to read more about the creative process and symbolism behind the story. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to read this one.
Simple. Powerful. Attention-getting. If you’ve written a book, I don’t have to tell you what you’ve given up to do it. Hours upon hours of your time. You’ve bared your soul onto the paper (or laptop). Social engagements, family obligations, even daily chores such as eating and showering may have taken a back seat while [...]
You wrote a book in 30 days. What comes next? For those of you who haven’t heard of National Novel Writing Month, you may be wondering why a large segment of the Internet has been a bit quieter during the month of November. That’s because writers all over the world are currently pushing their creativity [...]
Yesterday I told you about the beginning processes of a book design. Of determining the message to convey and then obtaining or creating graphics that would help to convey that message. Of course, a book cover is nothing without a title and other essentials, so how do those photos translate to a complete design, to [...]
So, sometimes the fun in designing something like a book cover is getting to see different options. How does one get to the final piece, that one great image that will call out to readers from the shelves? It’s a process, one that can be so much fun for designers who are intent on capturing [...]