All of our loyal Annie Acorn Publishing LLC readers know we love to write great fiction. In addition, we offer some wonderful choices in the category of non-fiction as well. All April long, AAPub wishes to highlight for you some of our outstanding non-fiction offerings.
For the last two non-fiction posts, we’re highlighting two major professional challenges that we as writers may face at one time or another in our careers. This week, the issue we’d like to deal with is all things associated with cover design. Cover Design and YOU!: Dos, Don’ts and Choices (Writing and YOU Book 1) written by our very own Annie Acorn and award-winning cover designer, graphic artist and author Angel Nichols will lead you to success. Enjoy this glimpse into their own professional cover design journey together.
On a crisp fall day in 2011, an older, successful author and publisher – desperate for a book cover design, once burnt but still hopeful – picked up her phone and called a young, unproven graphic designer, who had demonstrated an amazing talent. Two hours later, they had reached the decision that would dramatically affect both of their careers, indeed their lives, forever. Author and illustrator would now forge a relationship that has produced over one hundred successful book launches, top sales rankings, and award-winning book covers.
How did they do it? What were the design tools upon which they relied?
With no holds barred, internationally beloved author and boutique publisher Annie Acorn and her company’s exclusive graphic designer Angel Nichols, also an internationally known author and member of From Womens’ Pens, share their story and their secrets within these pages in an easy-to-read format, complete with a touch of humor.
The good, the bad, the dos, the don’ts, the choices, the technical tools needed, the emotional ups and downs, the art of graphic design communication, the requirements for a great cover, and even the resources you will need to create one of your own – all their unique insights and collective knowledge have been included for your benefit.
Are you an indie author struggling to find that elusive bond with a professional cover artist? An illustrator trying to break onto the professional scene? A publisher juggling both at the same time? Or even a group of authors working on a special project?
Then this is the one, fact-filled book that you will want to carry as you embark on your own journey towards either the creation of or contracting for a fabulous book cover that will ensure the success of your book publishing endeavor.
Come for the invaluable information. Stay for the fun. With these tools in your hands, may your efforts be as well-rewarded as theirs have been!
Happy Non-fiction Reading!
Cover Design and YOU!: Dos, Don’ts, and Choices (Writing and YOU Book 1) – With no holds barred, author and boutique publisher Annie Acorn and her company’s exclusive graphic designer Angel Nichols share their story and their secrets within these pages in an easy-to-read format, complete with a touch of humor.