Workshoppers will learn:
- Where to go for free and low-cost creative resources
- Insights on how to modify and combine images
- Insights on how to utilize layers to build a cover
- Insights on how to make sure titles and author names are clear and legible in thumbnail sizes
For less than $50, if you have talent for design you can create eye-catching, persuasive book covers for the Internet and print using free fonts for typography; free graphics software for working with images and type; and low-cost sources of images. See how to work with typography and to combine and modify graphics for powerful covers.
Ray Rhamey is an author, editor, and book designer who operates a book editing and design business called Crrreative Book Editing and Design. He designs book covers and interiors for small and Indie publishers (fiction, memoir, and non-fiction), including ebook versions, and he edits book-length manuscripts, specializing in fiction.
He has been editing book-length fiction for eleven years. Many writers know him through his “litblog,” Flogging the Quill, where he critiques opening pages of fiction submitted by writers.
Ray is the author of Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling. NYT bestselling author Tess Gerritsen says, “It’s a must-have for any novelist, and one of the most readable, entertaining books on writing out there.”
He has also Indie-published 4 novels: The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles, We the Enemy, Finding Magic, and The Summer Boy.
Ray has been an editor at two universities, and was a story editor for Filmation, an animation studio. His screen credits include an adaptation of The Little Engine that Could and 20 half-hour screenplays for animated series. Before that, Ray worked in advertising for twenty-five years as a writer and a creative director.