Tommy Clark is an American author I have worked with now for several years. With the re-release of the first book in Tommy's fantasy series Rogue's Phoenix, Tommy commissioned me to create a brand new cover for the book. We sat down to talk about the process we went through.
Amazon: love it or hate it, it plays a big part in the shopping and self-publishing worlds. As I open an Amazon shop, here are some of my thoughts on this corporate behemoth.
Can I use stock photos for a book cover? Yes. Yes you can. But they come with their own challenges. Find out what to watch out for in this look at some stock imagery pitfalls and problems.
How big is a book cover? What size book cover does Amazon need? What size are paperback book covers? These are all good questions. Find out the answers in this handy guide to book cover sizes.
What is an ISBN? Why do I need one? Find out all about the long number that needs to appear on the back of your book, and why it's so important.
I am self-publishing a book. But who is the publisher and why does it matter? This article will answer your questions.
A brand new exhibition opened last week at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre and I was really pleased to be invited to contribute.
From 25 May 2018 new rules help protect your private information. Find out what these rules are all about, what this means for you, and how I have made changes to help keep your data safe.
It is International Dark Sky Week 2018 and I am heading out on to Dartmoor after dark to see what I can see. Not only that, I'm also celebrating the beautiful night sky with a new limited run poster print.
What is Dartmoor 365? Join me on a quick walk across Dartmoor to find out. Featuring a cursed hunter, a hell hound, and a mysterious grave.
Arguably, it is there to stop you spilling tea on the words inside. But all too often a cover can be a barrier not just to tea, but to your book's success.
Plastic oceans are a very real problem and the solution seems simple at first. Use less plastic. When we dive beneath the surface, however, the problem is bigger than we thought. Find out why and what can be done about it.
In 1891, a young woman falls victim to a case of deception and fraud. This week's blog looks at the rules being put in place in 2018 to help protect us against today's fraudsters and identity thieves.
When I decided to illustrate some Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Scarlet seemed like a good place to start. Here is what I discovered, re-reading this classic.
When I saw that Cornwall Hugs Grenfell were looking for local artists to mark six months since the Grenfell Tower fire I was only too pleased to get involved and to help create an image that highlights their messages of solidarity and hope for the future.
With two new books hitting shop shelves with my illustrations on the front, find out more about the cover creation process.
Find out how the wrong typeface can ruin a design, and what to watch out for when picking your next font.
Think of a book. Any book. What does it look like? Can you tell me what is on the cover? In this Journal entry we explore why books change their covers and why it is important.
Keeping your information safe is of paramount importance. Find out how I am helping to keep you safe while visiting my site.