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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Free Cover Design at IBPA Publishing University 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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IBPA Publishing University 2018 attendees can win a free professional cover design, but only if they register to attend the conference and submit their cover design application by March 15, 2018.

Covers that Connect at IBPA Publishing University is back and better than ever! During this year's program, scheduled for April 5-6, 2018 in Austin, Texas, Tamara Dever is joining Shannon Bodie to offer one lucky course attendee the chance to win a cover redesign. That’s right — this year when you submit a cover design for the course, you not only receive a detailed design review, you’re also entered to win a cover redesign from each of these award-winning designers.

Shannon and Tamara bring you a combined 60 years of design experience and have distilled their knowledge into a power-packed presentation. Featuring a wide range of genres with tips, examples, and before-and-afters, Covers that Connect is literally a cover-to-cover design course.

This interactive workshop includes:

  • Your book’s billboard — the power of a strong front cover. Learn how a good cover employs the creative use of type, imagery, color, size, and space to grab a potential reader’s attention. Discover the differences in designing fiction vs. non-fiction, how to find great stock images, or when and how to hire an illustrator.
  • Your book’s buy-in — crucial use of limited space for an impactful back cover. This is where you make your sales pitch to buyers: Why your book instead of the competition? How to make the hard choices of what to include on the cover vs. what belongs inside based on time-tested rules of reader engagement.
  • Spine out — in the age of online retailers what role does spine design play? Have rules changed and if so, what are the essentials to include on a spine today?

Don't risk wondering if your cover will sell books, join Tamara and Shannon to discover how to make a cover ready to reel in readers.

To be entered for a cover redesign, submit your cover by Monday, March 12 to The winning redesign will be revealed during the course.

Even if you are not ready to submit a design for review, join us to learn a lot and walk away with the knowledge to confidently work with a design team to create your next book.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at IBPA Publishing University!

Shannon Bodie, BookWiseDesign and Tamara Dever, TLC Book Design

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