Book Cover Design with Amanda Matthews

People say, “You can’t judge a book by a cover.” But in the world of online publishing, the first impression created by a book cover often means the difference between a book’s failure or its commercial success. In episode 08 of the Indie Author’s Journey Podcast, we talk with award-winning book cover designer and international bestselling author Amanda Matthews about several things to consider when choosing a cover for your book.

Topics In this Episode:

  • The process of starting work with a cover designer.
  • Should you follow the tropes or do something startling?
  • Important things to consider about branding.
  • Options if you’re on a budget.
  • Facing writer self-doubt when you’re having success.
  • Dealing with the pressure to write fast.
  • Being true to your own process.
  • Accountability when writing.

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Terry Heath

Terry is an Urban/Historical Fantasy and Suspense author, English teacher, and goatherd (but not necessarily in that order) from the scenic Puget Sound area of Washington State.

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  • Amanda L Matthews February 20, 2018, 12:12 pm

    Thanks for having me, Terry. It was a blast. I really enjoyed our talk.

    • Terry February 20, 2018, 12:38 pm

      My pleasure, Amanda! I found it inspiring, and as the start of the whole accountability thing for me, it’s going to have far-reaching effects!

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