An Epic List of Appropriate Fonts per Genre
Choosing the right fonts for your book cover is important; you'll probably use the same fonts for your interior formatting as well. Here's a huge list of fonts I like divided by genre.
I made a few "sell-sheets" that may help with book marketing; for a long post about how to use them, and other alternatives, you can read this article I posted on my blog: How-to-make-a-sell-sheet-for-your-book-with-free-templates
Full Print Covers (Createspace, etc.)
Making full print covers for Createspace is a little tricky, but this guide and sample templates will help. You can make a full print cover that looks pretty good, but you need to get familiar with the features in MS Word, and use quality fonts and images.
Business cards, posters, ads...
This package is light on layers, heavy on templates - it's got everything you need but assumes you're starting from a finished cover file, so you're just importing layers. There are also instructions for ordering postcards and business cards (and how to use them).
ONLINE COVER DESIGN TOOL TEMPLATES
You can try out the online tool here. It's a work in progress, but after several years I'm nearly done with something that's going to be really amazing - I'll let you know when it's ready (the basic tool will be free for everyone!)
Here's a package of some covers and other things; go to "file" and "open" to load these into the cover tool. I also added a bunch of videos on using the cover tool, here.
If you're also planning on doing your own book formatting, check out www.diybookformats.com. There are some training videos and a whole bunch of free formatting templates in InDesign and Word (plus some super special formatting templates for each genre, including recommended fonts and style).
More Free Books!
I've written several guides on publishing, book design and building your author platform; along with a book of answers to common publishing questions. You can download them all for free - but I've set a "share to unlock" feature to help these free guides reach more authors. Please help me out by spreading the word.
Book Marketing is Dead
The updated version of this book is free on Kindle. It's a good basic primer on why most of the stuff authors think about as "marketing" doesn't work anymore (and what to do instead).
Or grab the PDF (older edition)
This is my latest guide to publishing and book marketing, with some of the more advanced book marketing tactics I've discovered in my first year publishing fiction. I've also included an advanced WorkBook version that includes specific tactics for launching bestsellers.
Click the buttons below to share and unlock your free copy - you'll also get 2 bonus books and another free video series on commonly asked publishing questions.
How to Write, Format, Publish, Promote...
I wrote those a few years ago but there's still some excellent tips inside.
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100 Publishing Questions Answered
I asked my audience what questions they had and responded to each one of them - more recently I put them together in a massive blog post and included some videos as well.
Kindle | Epub