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Book Cover Design Awards — Autumn 2023 Edition

Book Cover Design Awards — Autumn 2023 Edition

Welcome back to the second (new) edition of the book cover design awards. In the early days of The Book Designer, Joel Friedlander used to present monthly book cover design awards and we’re resurrecting the series (on a quarterly basis for now) to bring attention to...

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Magnolia Parks: New Book Covers Spark Controversy Among Fans

Magnolia Parks: New Book Covers Spark Controversy Among Fans

If you’ve spent any time on BookTok, you’ve likely come across the Magnolia Parks series by Jessa Hastings. And if you’ve looked any deeper at the series there, you’ve almost certainly seen videos talking about the change in book covers when Hastings signed with a...

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Using Real People in Your Writing: The Tricks and Traps

Using Real People in Your Writing: The Tricks and Traps

Do you ever worry about using real people in your writing? Fiction writers often worry about using real people’s names. Even memoirists and nonfiction writers identify people by name and worry about the ramifications. Can writers model characters after real people and...

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26 Banned Book Covers to Inspire Your Inner Rebel

26 Banned Book Covers to Inspire Your Inner Rebel

In celebration of Banned Books Week (running from October 1–7, 2023), we’ve put together this roundup of banned book covers to inspire your inner rebel. As authors, banned books can be a touchy subject—and rightfully so. The list of books that have been banned...

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The Best Book Cover Fonts to Use Right Now

The Best Book Cover Fonts to Use Right Now

When designing your cover, it’s a good idea to figure out what the best book cover fonts are that are currently available for use. There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the “best” fonts: Is it readable within the context of the rest of your book cover...

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Understanding the Parts of a Book—with Infographic

Understanding the Parts of a Book—with Infographic

Understanding the different parts of a book and what order they go in is essential for any aspiring author who's looking to self-publish their work. In this article, we'll break down the key components that make up a book, guiding you through each section's purpose...

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