Quick Indie Update

Just a quick note to announce that I’ve started a launch page for all of the Dear Indie posts on my menu titled: Indie Resources. I’ve added a short description to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Also, a note on my recent experience with Cover Design: I previously posted that the DIY guy Derek Murphy has a Free online designing tool with step-by-step tutorial videos to walk you through the process.  I still recommend reading/watching everything he posts about designing your own book cover – however, I found his designing tool too glitchy and none of the color changes I would make to my design would save.  It’s run by a ‘flash’ server and has a tendency to freeze, causing you to lose any progress you’ve made.

I highly recommend Canva.  It’s free, it’s simple and while it doesn’t have the same kind of features (no beveling, glow, drop-shadow for fonts) – it still offers a lot and most importantly it saves your designs exactly how you make them.

Canva also provides an endless supply of backgrounds, fonts, graphics, elements and stock photos for only $1/ea., if they’re not listed as FREE.  There’s no downloading software, it’s a free internet site you can go check out right here.

Any graphic you could ever need you can make there. That is where I made my Twitter & Facebook Headers and my book Teasers, but they have a LOT of options! And as a bonus, they’re already set up to save your design in any format: JPEG, PNG, PDF & Print.

Hope this helps with your graphic needs!

 

Published by A.C. Melody

Indie Author of Erotic, BDSM,PNR, SciFi/Futuristic, and Dark Romance. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, drink far too much coffee, always root for the underdog, anti-heroes and shameless whores, I love hard ass Alphas and the strong women they'll move heaven and earth to claim. You can always find me in my writing cave, but it's not always wise to try and talk to me there, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter, instead!

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