Resources (Contact form for ARJ at bottom of page)
Northern California Publishers & Authors (NCPA) is an alliance of independent publishers, authors, and publishing professionals in Northern California.
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Note: NCPA members can join IBPA for $99
ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, is a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish.
Webinar recording from Joel Friedlander on Cover Designs That Work (note that there is a pitch for their pre-made covers at the end) https://youtu.be/5LGx5M94xq4
See lots of examples of indie covers, plus feedback from the judges, each month at The Book Designer for their e-Book Cover Design Awards https://www.thebookdesigner.com/tag/cover-design-award/
Blog with lots of examples of covers that don’t work, and why, at Lousy Book Covers http://lousybookcovers.com/ (includes a link to http://covercritics.com/ , where you can get feedback from designers on your own book covers)
*Cover designers Angelica likes include:
Sleepy Fox Studio (cover designer for my Faerie Crossed series)
Book Design Templates for Microsoft Word (this is what I used for the Faerie Crossed series)
WEBSITES & WEB DESIGN:
FREELANCE EDITORS: (These are freelance editors Angelica has used and recommends)
ALSO, AGENT ERIC SMITH MAINTAINS A LIST OF FREELANCE EDITORS HERE
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