You’ve written that novel, but now you need a book cover. Do you make it yourself? Do you find a graphic artist? How do you even find a good cover artist, and what should you be looking for? J. and Zach share how to find a book cover artist and more in this week’s episode of The Career Author Podcast.  You’ll disover:

  • The chaos and exhaustion of releasing multiple books in a short period of time
  • The continued success of the Other Stories podcast
  • How Zach finds his cover artists + a couple of easy ways to tell if a book is self published on Amazon
  • Why you should seek out a specialized book cover designer and why you definitely shouldn’t make your own covers
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using pre-made book covers and the policies you need to watch out for if you take the pre-made route
  • What you can expect to spend on covers and the variables that might alter this pricing
  • How to find a book cover artist for your novels
  • Why it’s important to treat your author career like a business and what that actually looks like in practice

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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J.’s interview with Writer’s Digest –

J. and Rachael on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast –

The Other Stories Podcast –

The Career Author –

Patreon –

Night of the Writing Dead –

Authors on a Train –

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 –