Cover Art Resources

If you attended the Write the Dream conference on March 7th through the 9th, then you may be interested in the number of cover art resources I mentioned during the lecture. I have broken down the links into sections for easier use. Also, you may be interested in the Layout & Design Resources page, too. As always, please feel free to contact me via the contact page if you have questions or if you need further assistance.

 

Design Programs
+Photoshop (or Creative Suite) (Remember, to check eBay, Amazon, and other resources for older, much cheaper versions)
+Inkscape
+Gimp

 

Stock Images
+http://www.istockphoto.com
+http://www.dreamstime.com
+http://www.shutterstock.com
+http://www.BigStockPhoto.com
+http://depositphotos.com
+http://www.publicdomainpictures.net
+http://www.morguefile.com

 

Fonts
+http://www.dafont.com
+http://www.1001fonts.com/free-fonts-for-commercial-use.html
+http://www.fontsquirrel.com

 

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks
+http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/designing-book-covers/
+http://www.creativindie.com/8-cover-design-secrets-publishers-use-to-manipulate-readers-into-buying-books/
+http://dearauthor.com/features/letters-of-opinion/guest-post-brave-new-world-what-ive-learned-about-cover-designs-for-digital-publishing/
+http://ctrlpaint.com/library/

 

Great Cover Artists
+http://artbykarri.com
+http://yocladesigns.com
+http://razzdazzdesign.com
+http://cormarcovers.wix.com/cormarcovers
+http://www.rockingbookcovers.com
+http://bookcovermachine.wordpress.com
+http://www.maeidesign.com
+http://www.thedarkrayne.com
+http://phatpuppyart.com

 

Other Helpful Cover Art Resources
+KBoards Writer’s Cafe
+Book KoOp
+DeviantArt
+Fiverr