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A Free Mockup Book Cover Maker

Definitely a useful, generous tool for book publishing and marketing. 🙂

Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently discovered DIY Book Design (thank you, Krystallia!) and just had to share the news.

DIY Book Design has a number of useful tools and tutorials, all aimed at helping you produce the perfect image for your book. From a number of tutorials helping with the design of your book cover to taking that cover and transforming it into a great-looking 3D mockup, DIY Book Design has got you covered.

It’s this last feature that caught my eye. You get to choose between a Single and Composite look for your books. The Single look lets you display your book as a Kindle/tablet/mobile/paper standalone image:

DIY Book Covers | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

The Composite view lets you design a combination featuring various formats:

DIY Book Covers | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Generating the mockup is as simple as 1-2-3, as the interface guides you through the entire process. You get the option of creating a white or transparent background for your books. The whole process…

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#BlogBattle: Dusk

Here it is! The Word of the Month for #Blogbattle March 2019. Get crackin’ on those stories, my peeps!

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March 2019 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:

Dusk

You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.

RULES

  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!

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When you need a new series to read…

I don't know about you, but this winter has been kind of weird...and long. Snow hit here in February, right after good ol' Punksatony Phil didn't see his shadow. I'm thinking he did, in fact, see it and wanted to play a trick on us. What a prankster! On these long winter days, cold and… Continue reading When you need a new series to read…

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The Crux Anthology Authors Donate Book Profits to Compassion International

This post is overdue as it was promised for January! Sorry for the delay. Better late than never. And today's my birthday, so even better! The Crux Anthology has now been in print for about three months, and thanks to some generous book buyers the anthology was sold in ebook fifty times and in print… Continue reading The Crux Anthology Authors Donate Book Profits to Compassion International

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Rachael Ritchey on The Making of an Anthology.

The Crux Anthology is still looking for support and readers! 😉 Thanks to Gary for sharing about this fantastic project! ❤

Fiction is Food

Last November saw me alongside fifteen other authors published in The Crux Anthology. This is Rachael’s story on how it unfolded.

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