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How self-published authors can stop shooting themselves in the foot

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

A lot of self-published authors ruin the book they have worked so hard to create by thinking they can design their own cover. Many want to shoehorn in a lot of different images to represent the entire story forgetting that it is an advert, the most important advert that any potential reader will see, an advert that it is offer only displayed at the same size as your thumbnail.

thumbnailA thumbnail size picture of a thumbnail

If it is hard to get the image right, fonts can be a bigger problem. Most authors who haven’t also studied graphic art at college don’t understand the difference they can make .
Book designer Simon Avery says fonts are a graphic designer’s secret weapon.

Outside of the hundred or so fonts available on publishing software, there are thousands of other fonts and every good designer has a big collection. Professional fonts cost anywhere…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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