I'm a contributing writer over at The Verbs, an industry blog. 

I published a three-part series about the cover design process there. Check out the articles--I walk you through designing four covers (historical romance, erotic romance, women's fiction, and cozy mystery), step-by-step.

If you're here for the PDF guide to Canva, CLICK HERE

...or just scroll down to my notes on Part Three.

Part One (published 8.18.16):

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Cover-Design-Concepts-RomancedByTheCover

Extra-special thanks to Julia Kelly, Alexis Anne, Mary Chris Escobar, and Lindsay Emory for allowing me to build covers for these imaginary projects. (I am, however, holding out hope they'll write the stories for the covers/titles I plucked from thin air.)

Part Two (published 8.25.16):

Check out the revisions and vote on the final covers!

Book Cover Design Revisions
Book Cover Design Revisions

In Part Three (published 9.15.16), I reveal the final cover designs PLUS show you how to create your own promotional images...without the fancy (read: expensive) software.

Grab this PDF >> how-did-i-do-it<< for a step-by-step DIY of using Canva.com.

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