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Make Your First Impression Count

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“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 cover will cost you—either money or time. If you decide to do it yourself, we look at some tools to help you, so you can determine which one best suits your needs.

You might think TikTok is just for teenagers to share bad dancing attempts, but it is emerging as a strong platform for selling books. We take you through how to set up your account and grow your author brand.

At Indie Author Magazine we believe that inclusion is fundamentally important. But in fiction, how do we avoid harmful stereotypes when trying to be inclusive of situations beyond our own experience? This month’s Devil in the Details looks at representation of disability in fiction. 

You only get one chance to make a first impression—let’s make it a great one!

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