What makes a book cover?

I've been posting the cover of A Jar of Thursday quite a bit in social media lately - Whoops, sorry, finger must have slipped 😉 Anyway, while I've put a credits section in the back of the book, it struck me that to be fair I should also share the credits via social media. And as the …

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6 things I learnt while making my book cover…

Yes, I admit it. In spite of all the advice about not making your own book cover and getting a proper designer/cover artist/using an appropriate stock photo/getting a quality premade cover, I went ahead and designed my own. Here's why: I had a very strong idea of how I wanted the cover to look. The …

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Introducing…the Secret Notebook Pinterest board!

I had a lot of fun researching The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes. Something I wanted to do as part of the book was provide links to a few of the sources I used, and information for anyone who might want to explore further. I present...*drumroll*...the Secret Notebook Pinterest board! It's hyperlinked at the back of the ebook, …

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Roll credits! The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes

The cover credits section in The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes includes just the necessary acknowledgements for the resources I used in making the book cover. However, I wanted to provide a more comprehensive list for anyone who might want to use the same resources for their own cover or ebook. Apologies if this reads like the end …

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Perspectives – 1 place, 5 photos, 5 views

Perhaps you want to capture a panorama of the whole landscape, as below: Or it might be a view of the arrow-straight path you're taking through that landscape. Or, if you bend a little, the path's a wide, wide road through a forest. It looks safe enough, but what lurks among those leaves? Look closer, and among …

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