It has been a busy year; it was my first full year as a father (which has been amazing), I wrote a book, I launched a course with my friends over at SPF, I wrote an article for The Bookseller, and my face was all over YouTube.
Here are a few highlights:
We launched the Cover Design for Authors course with the brilliant team at Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing Formula.
We've had hundreds of students take the course and have built a wonderful and supportive community on the private Facebook group.
If you're interested, you should sign-up to watch the webinar we recorded which gives you a taster of both the theory and practical sides to the course.
“The definitive book on book cover design” – Adam Croft, author of The Indie Author Mindset:
I finally published The Author's Guide to Cover Design in June.
Available from Amazon:
Thanks to our friend Charlotte Ledger (Editorial Director at HarperCollins) for nominating us, we were picked to join a great list of “UK book industry innovators” in the inaugural Futurebook 40. Here's the list.
And you can read an article I wrote for them on cover design and self-publishing, here.
Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing Show – a great podcast for all things publishing – have asked me to take part in their Booklab episodes. Essentially, three experts (for editing, blurb, and covers) offer advice on an author's novel.
We each offer constructive advice, and there's always something interesting to learn.
I had the distinct privilege to be interviewed by author and self-publishing guru Joanna Penn.
We discussed how to use colour theory, when to rebrand if your book has been out a while, intellectual property considerations with design... and more.
I also had the chance to chat to author Adam Croft on his podcast Partners in Crime about what goes into designing a book cover and why certain tropes and patterns always seem to crop up on covers.
Thank you for all of your support in 2018.
Thank you for every kind comment, review, book or course purchase, and follow/like. Here's to an amazing 2019.