Do you have a story you want to tell?
A friend and fellow author helped me when I started out, and it can be a daunting process if you aren’t sure who to turn to for advice.
I can only speak from my own experience and research, but I hope that what I have learned during my own independent publishing process may be of use for you while you get started on your own writing journey.
Here is a list of some links for some resources! I will also be linking my own videos and tutorials here in the future.
Cover Art Design Advice!
I LOVE YOUR COVER AND NEED ONE AS EPIC AS THAT!!!
Thank you! Please check out my illustrator Jonathan Hunt’s page to contact him for details and rates! If you want a quality book cover and are an independent author, let him know. His quality is unmatched for his price!
Click here for Hunt Illustration! <— Check out his art, seriously! It’s incredible!
What’s your advice on covers? And why did you change yours?
My advice here is that your cover is an investment. I loved my original design cover. I went to school for media arts and animation and I was able to make my own successful cover. However, when it was time to update my cover to follow more current cover trends, I knew it was time to ask a professional. I knew Jonathan Hunt because he was my teacher when I went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and knew his style would be perfect to fit the tone of Tainted Moonlight. I highly recommend you check out his site for more of his art and if you’re looking for an incredible cover artist, he’s your guy! Please note that hiring a professional, you will be paying for that time and experience, but the quality you will get is unmatched. Your cover is what draws people to your book, and this is one investment you’d like to make. That being said, it’s an investment worth making, and I encourage you to do so. You typically want to give a cover artist about 2-3 months to complete a cover as well, though depending on the details necessary, turn around times may vary depending on the artist and their work load.
Writing and Editing Advice!
Links coming soon!