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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover

8 Self-Publishing Secrets For Designing An eBook Cover | Litteris | Scoop.it
A good ebook cover is a visual, strategic and emotional glance into the contents of your writing. But if you decide to design your own ebook cover, there are some important things you need to take into consideration. This isn't just a topic of vanity and of having a "professional looking cover", though. It's a truly important…

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A great cover is everything. There is real psychology and science behind what kind of cover sells a book. There are principles to follow. There are good tips here...

Stephen Pond's curator insight, May 26, 1:29 PM

You often judge a book by its cover, so make sure you take the important elements of your book and get them across to the casual observer as powerfully as possible.

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Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures

Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures | Litteris | Scoop.it
Its more than two centuries since Sense and Sensibility was first published, in three austere volumes. Things have grown rather more colourful since, with heaving bosoms, gilt-embossed curlicues appealing to different decades and demographics.

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Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.


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felicia's comment, December 29, 2012 2:02 AM
great
Heather Swift's comment, February 3, 2013 12:24 AM
I LOVED this!
Lucile Debethune's curator insight, April 21, 2014 7:27 AM

TED addict ^^ 

Le livre change, à la fois dans son aspect, son contenu, ses moyens de diffusion... quelques idées

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DIY December — Can you tell these book covers were made in MS Word?

DIY December — Can you tell these book covers were made in MS Word? | Litteris | Scoop.it
I’m about ready to launch a package of DIY book cover templates in MS word, to give indie authors and affordable options for high quality cover design.
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50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration | Litteris | Scoop.it
Books displayed on a shelf in a shop need to attract prospective buyers, and the first and most important way that can be done is with an eye-catching cover design.
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The Power of a Cover: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers?

The Power of a Cover: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers? | Litteris | Scoop.it
Yesterday, author Maureen Johnson had a great idea. She tweeted "I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, "Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it.

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Clever Sex Experiment Proves We Do Judge Books by Their Covers

Clever Sex Experiment Proves We Do Judge Books by Their Covers | Litteris | Scoop.it
 Brian Brushwood and Justin Young, hosts of the NSFW Podcast, managed to push their $0.99 e-book to the #4 position on iTunes, without having to write a single word. How did they do it? Easy, they included lots and lots of sex.
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eBook and Paperback Cover Designers for Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing | Jenna Scribbles

eBook and Paperback Cover Designers for Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing | Jenna Scribbles | Litteris | Scoop.it

Are you an indie author looking for a cover artist? Getting the right cover is VERY important.


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You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but your readers certainly will

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but your readers certainly will | Litteris | Scoop.it

Learn about the tools you’ll need to create your own coverBook cover dos and don’tsHow to write an awesome blurb


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Best free online graphics editors for making your own book cover designs

Best free online graphics editors for making your own book cover designs | Litteris | Scoop.it
So here’s an interesting problem: self-publishing is exploding globally.
People want to publish quickly and cheaply. Formatting can be automated to some extent.
But getting a high quality book cover is still really hard.
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A sample contract agreement between an author and a book cover designer

A sample contract agreement between an author and a book cover designer | Litteris | Scoop.it
I’m not a fan of contracts (or anything binding, or closing doors, or other A-personality stuff). I avoid extra, non-essential work if I can help it. And since I know I will always over deliver, contracts seem like overkill to me.
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Lucidpress, una alternativa a InDesign online

Lucidpress, una alternativa a InDesign online | Litteris | Scoop.it
Un vistazo a Lucidpress, la alternativa a InDesign para usar online y que te servirá para diseñar tus propias revistas y publicaciones en papel o digitales.

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Book covers: before and after

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Designers share the process of creating covers for four recently published books.


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8 Great Moments In Book Design History

8 Great Moments In Book Design History | Litteris | Scoop.it
Very often we don't realize how important and essential graphic design is to our everyday lives.
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Book Cover Creator - ReadWriteThink

Book Cover Creator - ReadWriteThink | Litteris | Scoop.it
The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets.
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Writing the Back Cover Blurb

Writing the Back Cover Blurb | Litteris | Scoop.it

A blurb is the book description you find on the back of a book or online to describe a book's contents.  Most run several paragraphs, but some publishers want them shorter or in a special format so be sure to check with your publisher's guidelines before you begin work.


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Changing a Book Cover on a Kindle Ebook — Phyllis Zimbler Miller

Changing a Book Cover on a Kindle Ebook — Phyllis Zimbler Miller | Litteris | Scoop.it
As some of you may know, thanks to encouragement from Anthony Wessel of Digital Book Today, my business partner Yael K. Miller designed a second cover for the thriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS that I wrote with my husband.
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