The Basics of Cover Design and Book Layouts (Aug 28, 2011 6:00 PM EST – Aug 28, 2011 7:00 PM EST)
The image you choose to be on the cover of your novel is one of the most important decisions you will make as an author. This Q&A with Author and Professional Graphic Design Artist John Prescott will answer your questions on how to determine what images should grace the cover of your book, obtaining pictures and artwork, fonts, layout, ISBN numbers, important copyright information, and useful software. Host: John Prescott
John Prescott was born in the deep southern woods of Mississippi. Art has always captured his attention and he has been drawing in one form or another for longer than he can remember. As one of the founding members of Atlanta’s famed DragonCon, he served as the Art Director for the original collections of program books, and worked with such esteemed artists as Larry Elmore and Ben Wooten. He is the President of White Silver Publishing, maintaining a freelance stable of over 25 artists specializing in gaming and world creation.
As the Chief of Design for Dark Continents Publishing he is in charge of all graphic design and cover creation, as well as working closely with the POD industry. But he considers his greatest professional accomplishment to be his novel, PRAY. Published in 2010 as the first in a three-part trilogy, PRAY is an end times novel set within the Book of Revelation. PRAY was recently listed as one of the top 100 best selling novels in Amazon’s Kindle Horror category. The second novel in the series, HELL, will be released on November 25, 2011.