I get many favourable comments on my book covers and it’s easy to see why if you compare my first cover with the later books. I didn’t have a clue how to make a kindle book cover and the prices I was being quoted were way out of my price range. My first cover doesn’t look like much and I could produce a new cover at any time, but I don’t because it reminds me of how far I have come. It’s also a great example of what you can do with a ready made template.
I bought an affordable collection of kindle book cover templates and I haven’t looked back. You don’t have to have any special skills to use these templates and you can also download, or watch online, an instructional video.I’m not a techie person and so I can safely say, if I can do it, so can you.
The collection provides templates for any type of book cover, fiction and non fiction. See the package here
A few people emailed me after my last post begging me to tell them how I learned about Public Domain, and of course, more ideas on how it can be used. Let me begin by saying I fell into public domain as a natural progression of my love for antiques and vintage books. When I would look on eBay for old books I would often see prints for sale, prints that had been reproduced from classics. I wanted to know more about Pubic Domain and how it could be used so I signed up for a extensive course.
I started collecting images for no reason other than I loved classic illustrations from children’s books. As I became more interested wanted a refresher (a few years had passed) and I signed up for a fantastic course called the Public Domain Blueprint. The course covers everything from sourcing books in the public domain, images, magazine, patents, audio, and video and lots more. It is taught online with lots of videos and pdfs to download and view at your leisure and the support is fantastic. Click here for more information
If you want to get a grounding in all aspects of public domain, this is the course for you. Stay tuned for my next post.
Did you know that you can find free illustrations to use in your children’s books? Stay tuned for more posts as I show you how to source the best images. I will showcase some of the top sites for images in the public domain and tell you how to download them.