Book Design/Logo Progress

28 Mar

Waiting for someone to complete a design that will represent your published work is extremely exciting and nerve-racking, especially when it feels like it’s taking forrrevvveeerrrrr.

Throughout this entire process, I’ve learned that patience is key. One of the top issues that critics have with books that are “self-published,” is a lack of professional quality. That quality will only come from taking the time to research publishing and design and from hiring a designer if you aren’t one yourself. I have two designers, one is creating my logo and the other, my boyfriend, is designing the book. Without them, I would end up with a random picture with the title on it…..something like this:

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Regardless of whether that’s a great read, I found the cover on lousybookcovers.com and lord knows none of us want to end up there.

So, if you choose the path of self-publishing, try to be patient. Every aspect of the book deserves special attention if you want to end up with excellent quality. Also, if your designer is cool enough, he might share the progress with you so you don’t go super insane while waiting “forrevvvveeerrr” for the final (which is coming soon!):

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You can check out Jeremy Friend’s work and process on instagram @jeremyfriend and at www.jeremyfriend.com.


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23 Responses to “Book Design/Logo Progress”

  1. El Guapo March 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    If I don’t have a credit from Fanuel for stealing my story, (s)he and I are going to have serious words. Changed the lead character’s gender isn’t gonna do it, Lewis!

    Logo looks great!

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  2. La La March 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Hahaha you better contact that lady! Thanks, Guap Guap! (new nickname by the way)

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  3. beechdey March 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on Beechdey’s Weblog.

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  4. The Philosophunculist March 28, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    My problem on the road to publishing has been waiting for the person who is supposed to finish the book (that would be me).

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    • La La April 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

      Me too. No one really pushes you. We need like…a book writing personal trainer.

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  5. Scott March 29, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    Ohhhhhhhh…your book is gonna be out soon?

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  6. Carrie Rubin March 29, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Patience is definitely the key to every aspect of this writing and publishing game, isn’t it? Sigh.

    Hang in there. Sounds exciting!

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    • La La April 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

      Thanks. I think of you all the time, kind of as the one holding my hand when I don’t feel like writing anymore or editing. Thank you for that!

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  7. David Stewart March 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    That Mugged by Baboons cover made me laugh out loud. I had to go look it up on that site and now…I have a new time waster. 🙂 Good luck with the cover process. It’s exciting!

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  8. The Cutter April 3, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I believe Mugged by Baboons is going to be the subtitle of the next Avengers movie.

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    • La La April 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      Or the next zaney kids movie that features goofy primates.

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  9. vyvacious April 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    OMG I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOUR BOOK COVER!!! Aaaaaaand read your book! This is so exciting!!! 😀

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    • La La April 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

      AW THANKS BUDDY!!! I’m nervous, but excited about it.

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      • vyvacious April 29, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

        YOU’RE WELCOME!! 😀 I think it’s gonna be great! 🙂

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  10. Bob April 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Just saw Baltimore on the news. Hope you’re well, stay safe. Thinking of you.

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    • La La April 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

      Thank you, Bob. Scary things happening here. We are safe and staying alert of updates. I truly appreciate the message and concern!

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  11. Bob April 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    Are you close to the affected area? Any plans to bug out if things get scary? In any case, be safe and know that we are thinking of you.

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    • La La April 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

      The fire is about 4 miles away. Planning to leave if things escalate on my street. Thanks, Bob!

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