How to Pick a Cover Designer

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Hey, everybody! On Tuesday I did the exciting cover reveal for OUTLIERS, so today we’re talking about cover designers! This will mostly apply to self-publishers, as traditional publishers will design a cover for you. Let’s get to it!

Do You Really Need to Hire Somebody?

YES. Unless you are a professional graphic designer and understand the cover-making process inside and out, it is a must to get a quality designer. A lot of people think that because they have a decent understanding of photo-shop they can skip hiring a designer, but this is a big mistake. It’s one of the main things that attract a reader, it’s the thing that grabs their attention. You want it done right. If your cover looks poorly done, the reader will likely assume the book is as well.

A lot of people say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I…

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