Oh my gosh. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a blog here. I know I promised a book cover blog, but a few things happened right when I was about to sit down and write it.
- I received a deal I couldn’t refuse for a domain through WordPress.org instead of WordPress.com. So, there I was, with credit card in hand, ready to press the submit button and become an official member of the wordpress.com community when Go Daddy sent me an email for a deal they were having on WordPress hosting. I hesitated with submitting and did some research. I’m not the biggest fan of Go Daddy, but after speaking with their customer service and receiving an even better deal, I couldn’t pass it up.
I’m exaggerating about the credit card in hand, but the truth is, I was ready to purchase my domain and upgrade on WordPress.com. LOL Since then, I’ve been putting together my new website and am almost ready to introduce it to the world.
2. Score! I was negotiating with an author about a 4 book cover deal with my cover design business. I landed it and I’m so excited to be designing this author’s book covers. Unfortunately, this author was the victim of a vanity press. They made his book covers and they were atrocious. When he messaged me, he was frustrated with the lack of sales, I hope this will help him get back on track. That’s been keeping me very busy since book cover design can consume a lot of time.
3. I retitled my latest work in progress. I’ve never liked the name Shadow Town for the title, but since I’ve been busy this past year, and the worst part was losing my father, I didn’t have the mental standing to think of a new name. I decided it was time. I turned to Facebook and Instagram for help. Instagram always comes through for me and my latest work in progress has been retitled to The Soul Healer. Yay!
4. I would share this news if I were you. Do you write urban fantasy? Because guess what, next month I’m planning on selling one of the author’s rejected prototypes for the low price of $20. They may have been rejected but they’re still beautifully designed. That’s right you get the ebook cover and the full paperback cover with a 3D mockup for only $20. The rules are as follows:
- Images and model choice stays as-is. This is non-negotiable.
- Minor changes such as colors and fonts are allowed but within reason.
- If you want to start a series with the rest of the books, then full price applies to the book covers that come after. However, I am willing to apply a discount for buying in bulk.
That’s it. Go to http://www.brokencandlebookdesigns.com to view my portfolio and pre-made covers. This contest will start at the end of March, so stay tuned for more details as they come. Feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.