When you have any kind of creative deadline breathing down your neck and the mood evades you, don’t meditate yourself into a coma! I have few simple tricks that I use to get back on track.
If you've never worked directly with a professional designer before, these tips will help you to speak their language and maybe even make it to the coveted "favorite client" spot!
Open up any book on your shelf and examine the copyright-title page for credits. The list is woefully short: Publisher, author and in many cases cover design or photographer. I believe this lack of attribution leads to the (current) misguided notion that authors only need a cover design to release their book successfully. Why does this occur?
Lately, we've been encountering a strangely large number of designers, editors, and even marketers who don't seem to know how to put a value on their contributions. Some of the same rules I followed over a decade ago still work today. Here I share four quick tips for figuring out what you're worth.
Net Minds co-founder Tim Sanders recently caught up with Alex Miles Younger, early stage member and creative director of Seth Godin’s Domino Project. He now operates Unozip, a book design service for independent authors. He’s also working on a Net Minds project with author Robert Tercek for the Net Minds Select. This interview to follow should inspire yo to apply your design talents to work on a book project.