There's more to designing an effective cover for your book than choosing pretty pictures and compatible type. Professional designer David Middleton takes you through the key notes of cover design:
* Why cover design is so important
* How to make your book stand out while fitting in
* How to avoid common design pitfalls
* How to create effective images or find what you need
* How to work with a publisher to create an effective cover
* How to go it on your own
Anticipate our usual mix of fun and intensive publishing discussion while we spend a few valuable hours networking and learning even more about how to create and sell more books!
As always, there will be a strong networking component to the evening and even those not currently planning a book will have the opportunity for networking with other authors and asking questions of our resident experts.
Note: Currently have a cover in progress? Bring it along. We'll put David on the spot for an on the spot critique!
David Middleton was born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Edmonton, Canada where he studied architecture, cabinet making and -- finally -- graphic design, in that order. David is a multi-disciplined designer who is comfortable working in many mediums and in three-dimensions. David has been art director of January Magazine since 1997 and his work has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. You can see examples of his work on the web on his web site.