Category Archives: book covers

Check out Joy V. Smith’s latest interview

My latest interview can be seen at  Smashwords, where I talk about writing and reading:

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Having fun with your book covers–and titles! (link)

I came across PhotoFunia in a writing newsletter, and I’m having fun with creating backgrounds for my book covers.  For instance, I first placed my Sugar Time cover in an art gallery, and then I discovered that I could do the same thing with five book covers!  Oh, wow!!  Go to and follow the simple directions.   Oh, there’s a text tool for your book titles.  A friend typed her book title on an old typewriter.  So Cool!
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The Starting Point of a Book Cover (link)

I appreciated these suggestions for creating your own book cover: The Start Point of a Book Cover.

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Behind the scenes with a cover artist (link)

Interview with professional photo-illustrator and cover artist Gene Mollica.  He’s ” a photo-illustrator specializing in fantastical and otherworldly images for the entertainment industry, most frequently for book covers.”

Link: Cover artist interview from USA Today

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Creating a cool cover (link)

Cover design suggestions with a number of interesting examples:


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Detour Trail cover critique

I enjoyed taking part in this experiment: Detour Trail.

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Strike Three is almost here!

Strike Three, the ebook, will be out July 1; it will be followed by the print edition.  Here’s the back cover, which we recently finished editing.



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