Behind the Curtain, Marketing

Website Streamlined for New 2020 Goals

WebsiteIf you’ve been to my website lately, you’ve noticed a few changes. They are simple, but hopefully, the general impression is a clean, streamlined look.

I removed the generic header of the teal wood to be replaced with images that more reflect my brand. Showing my computer, along with the new social media calendar I’m working on for 2020 is more along with my story. (For more details, see December 5 post). Continue reading “Website Streamlined for New 2020 Goals”

Grace Series

Can I Get A Cover?

CoverFebruary has been a busy month, filled with preparing for taxes and a dental cleaning appointment. People I typically don’t see often. It was exciting to show these two people my first three published books in the Grace Series. I enjoy people’s reactions when they see my paperback novels because they are surprised at the quality of my cover design and book layout. This viewing was no different.

When I started this whole process, I researched every phase and I knew I was going to self-publish, but originally planned to have my covers designed by a professional graphic designer. My Photoshop skills are not as strong as I would have liked for the quality cover, I knew I wanted.

I researched the best and most economical cover designers and came across Reedsy. Very professional online company for editing, cover design, and more. I reached out to three designers whose profile I liked and asked for a quote for three cover designs.

The prices I got back were varied. Everything from $850 for one cover to $1500 for one cover. GULP. I ended up getting in contact one with one who offered to do all 3 for $1200. I felt that was doable and we were about to begin the process when I got very sick.

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