Changes and a sale

We are going to start watermarking premade covers rather than use the tiny size because I just hate seeing how fuzzy they look on the facebook site. Watermarks aren’t part of the finished book cover. They are removed after purchase.

And… we are raising our prices. It will be gradual, but after 12 years at the same price, it’s time. I’ve made a point of keeping my prices low for many reasons, one being that I sometimes benefit from the generosity of other artists, like photographers and their CC0 licenses, and also because I know what its like to try and make a living within a creative career, but that includes me as a creative as well. I get bartered down often, and sometimes that takes a toll on one’s sense of self worth, so I also need to say no more often. You may have noticed the price tag on some of the premade designs are now marked higher than the usual $40 mid-grade price. There still are some at $40 and still some under $40, it all depends on images used and time spent creating the cover.

And, to soften the price increase, Starting November 19th and ending November 25th, 2018, Fantasia Frog is holding a sale on all covers over $20.

Most cover are a flat $10 off (except the $20 ones, which are $5 off).

 

Imogene is entering Miss Elspeth’s Desire in a cover contest

Imogene Nix is entering Miss Elspeth’s Desire in the
AusRomToday online digital magazine in Aussie Romance and they’re running their annual comp for the Cover Of The Year.
 
If you can spare a moment, would you help her out with a vote?
 
It’s simple, all they need to do is follow this link:
 
 
Thanks!!

I discovered a new Promotional tool for authors, publishers and cover artists

It might not be new to everyone, but Authors database is new to me (as of yesterday) and I’m excited about it.

I just listed FFD, so I’m setting my page up. I plan on entering the cover art contests for one.

https://authorsdb.com/community/profile/16876-tara-fantasia-frog-designs

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publisher seeking submissions-Gemma Halliday Publishing

Gemma Halliday Publishing is now open for submissions again.

They are looking for humorous, cozy mystery and romantic comedy/chick-lit stories.

Cozy Mystery
humorous, feel good read, 60-80K words, female protagonist, no graphic language or violence

Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy
fun, humorous tone, 70-100K words, strong, modern heroine and attractive hero, no graphic language or sex (think network TV vs. cable)

To submit Cozy Mystery or Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy manuscripts:
Please send the first three chapter of your manuscript, a detailed synopsis (describing major plot points and the ending), and a brief cover letter describing your genre, manuscript length, and any past writing credits. We are happy to look at backlist titles as well as new works.

Danger Cove
Interested in writing in our multi-author Danger Cove Mysteries series? Please see our Danger Cove Mysteries website to familiarize yourself with our series. Then please submit a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your proposed Danger Cove main character, how she would fit into our town, and who her leading man would be, along with the first chapter of your proposed Danger Cove story.

Send submissions to: hallidaypublishing@gmail.com
Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.

 

Sale!

I’ve been adding more premade covers over the past week, and I’ve noticed some could work for multiple genres. If I have one in mysteries, it might also work for fantasy, for example. Like this one.

 

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Or covers I post in contemporary, could work for romances, or poetry, or things I haven’t thought of.

For an idea of how the sale works, it’s $10.00 off all premades $25.00 and up. If you like a $25.00 cover, it will end up being $15.00, and a $40.00 premade will be $30.00 🙂

The sale starts tomorrow, November 1st and ends November 15th.

Thanks for visiting my site, and a special thanks to those who have shared news of my premade sale.

 

Tara

 

Announcement: want to know when I’m holding a premade sale?

For those who miss my premade sales, I now have a mailing list to notify people when they are coming up. If you’d like to be added to the list, just leave a comment, or email here and i’ll put you in the premade Sale know 🙂

 

Also, do you find this wordpress template easier to navigate than that last three column one?

Changes to 3D package

We are making changes to what you get when you select a 3D bookcover from FFD.

We have decided that it is a good idea to pair a 2D cover along with a 3D boxed set so you have something to post on Smashwords. For those who don’t know, 3D covers don’t seem to be compatible with the Smashwords site, and I like Smashwords, so it’s just makes sense to have something you can put up there to show off your multi-packaged books 🙂

 

Cheryl Douglas has generously allowed me to use her covers – because we’ve done two design styles.

 

Here we have a five book boxed set (I have other styles featured below as well if you need other book postures)

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and directly below is a 2D book cover – formatted to Smashwords size and resolution

CD-Smashwords 2D five free #1

or, there is this format done up from Cheryl’s Nashville Nights series

CD-2D-boxed set-1-4-1800x2700

 

And here are a few other 3D book cover examples.

CD-landscape-#1-book This one can have any background you want. I went with a beach because the hot dude is standing in front of a stormy ocean 🙂 If your book is a Galactic drama, you might be looking for a stellar constellation.

Here is a single 3D book facing spine out

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This is a view of a back and front cover from a premade design, and if you aren’t shy, you could put a picture of you holding this book 🙂

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And lastly, here is another 3D boxed set with the image that covers across all spines. These sets can be reversed it you need them to go in the other direction.