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July 2021 - All About Covers

Meet Andrew Dobell

OPINION:

Dear Indie Annie

Floundering in Fairbanks Writes…

Dear Indie Annie,  I’ve finished my first book and sent it off to my editor. While he’s ripping it apart, I’ve started looking into all the things I need to do to self-publish my book—and it’s… a lot. I’m so confused by what I need to do first. And I often find conflicting information. How do I not get overwhelmed …

Two Guys on Your Head

Hosted by Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke Each week Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain. In conversations hosted

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Helping Writers Become Authors

Hosted by K. M. Weiland Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a

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AskALLi Self-Publishing Advice

Hosted by Orna Ross and other members of the ALLi team.  The Alliance of Independent Authors’ Self-publishing Advice Podcast, with director Orna Ross and other members of the ALLi team,

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

How Sleeping Aids Creativity.  Are you struggling to find a killer hook? Or is that tricky scene between your protagonist and antagonist keeping you awake at night? It turns out

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What’s Your Type?

How to Use the Magic Melding of Letters and Art to Sell More Books Typography is more than letters spelling out your title. It’s the music to your lyrics. The

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Cover Design Tool Roundup

#3 July – Cover Design If you see a font you want to identify, check out Font Squirrel Matcherator.  Just upload an image with type and this tool will show

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Embracing Your Inner Superhero

Navigating The Intricacies and Benefits of Pen Names  Secret identities aren’t reserved for superheroes. There are no masks, no capes, no utility belts; and despite the lack of a fabulous

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Plans, Pivots, and Laughter

Depending on several factors, the saying “Man Plans, God Laughs” might be familiar to you as a Yiddish Proverb, a quote from author Michael Chabon, or the name of a

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Typewriter Tales:

Plans, Pivots, and Laughter

Depending on several factors, the saying “Man Plans, God Laughs” might be familiar to you as a Yiddish Proverb, a quote from author Michael Chabon, or the name of a Public Enemy Album. I’m firmly team third camp.  However you know this witticism, its truth remains. The best laid plans are often waylaid by events

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The Interesting isn’t Always The Most Obvious

As the designer on the team, I’m excited to provide you with several ways to up your cover game in this issue of Indie Author Magazine. But, in another life, I am an Occupational Therapist, and have worked with people with disabilities throughout my career. So I’m especially glad for our Devil in the Details

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Let Your Cover Sing

As writers, we want readers to love our book as much as we do, so it behooves us to give it the best possible cover that we can. Whether it’s designing one ourselves, purchasing a premade, or commissioning a custom cover, we want the cover to capture the reader’s attention.  The cover helps us come

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Make Your First Impression Count

“Judge a book by its cover.”  We’re told not to, but we all do it. First impressions count, and this is your chance. What will your cover tell the world about your story? In this issue we explore some of the design elements that make a cover stand out for the right reasons. A good

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