The Covers From the Covers 101 Workshop…
The writers who managed to get through to the last assignment of the covers workshop produced some stunning book covers. The Covers 101 Workshop is a step-by-step process workshop in design and layout of covers.
I just got done earlier tonight going through Assignment #5 in the Covers 101 workshop (first time it was offered) and basically all were professional covers that would sell books. I showed Kris a few and she just said, “Wow!”
A couple writers, as expected, thought they could write sales copy for the back cover without training and failed, horribly, but this wasn’t a sales copy workshop, it was a cover design workshop. They hit the cover design spot on for their sales copy.
And on one or two covers I tweaked a detail or moved an element slightly for design sense.
But that was it.
The fifth assignment was to do a spread (meaning front, spine, and back cover all attached together) for paperback books. Granted, a lot of writers dropped out along the way, but those who hung on now know how to do covers for both electronic books and paperback books. They have the freedom to never worry about a cover for one of their stories or novels again.
So let me simply say that I was very pleased and impressed, and I don’t impress easily these days.
Well done, those of you who survived. Got a hunch you are going to make some great book sales with the knowledge and skill you just learned, if you can just remember and keep practicing covers. (grin)