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Make It Work #3: Designing Decisions Poll (#indieauthor #writinglife)

Hey, peeps! I’ve been a busy bee, but I will try to write a story today to post. First, could you take a poll and tell me which full book cover you like best? It’s all coming together.

Tara Lee Davis -- A story begins one word at a time

Hey friends and scribes, come take a poll and choose a cover design for Mindful Things.

After some compressing and re-compressing, I finally got the CreateSpace template for my book shrunk from 30kb to 23 kb. It had to be under 25kb to upload to Canva.   While I did create a cover using Gimp (which is free and more flexible; it’s similar to Photoshop), I wasn’t pleased with the substitute font I used. If you are familiar with Photoshop and want ultimate control over minutiae use Gimp (download it, open up the template for your book, and go crazy). If you are a beginner and need simpler controls, quick use, and free templates then Canva is a great option.  You create and account and use it online; no downloading needed.

I will make that video tutorial on how created my full cover in the next day or two. However…

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