Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Artist Unleashed: WHY SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER, by Ellie Garratt

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Ellie! Covers are so important and it's difficult to find one that works as well as a thumbnail. You're so right that size matters!

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    1. It really does. Thank you for opening my eyes to that fact.

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  2. Very helpful Ellie, and Talli (and Jess for hosting). I knew the importance of covers, but not about the thumbnail issue.

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  3. I'd have to do an actual review of the covers to see if they look good in thumbnail size. Thus far, I haven't done that and it sounds like it would be in my best interest to do so. Thanks, Ellie, Jess and Talli :-)

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  4. It's amazing the differences in a cover when viewed at thumbnail size. That was something my publisher stressed for the first two books.

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  5. Since my books are initially e-books I focused on something that looked good in that size. In fact, I had to do some redesign when I published one of them in hard copy, because the cover looked silly in the larger size.

    Lauren
    lauren-ritz.blogspot.com

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  6. That was smart to change the font and make your name bigger. That is how most people will see a book cover these days.

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  7. Oh, great point! Some stuff, especially subtitles and such, are nearly impossible to read. Pretty sure my graphics guy is thinking of all this, as I met him in a 100X100 avie environment, but totally worth asking.

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  8. Hi Jess, Ellie and Talli .. what a great write up in the Guardian - great news for one and all ... then the thumbnail aspect - so much to think about and make sure all those bases are covered ... and Ellie your type definitely stands out more ...

    Cheers Hilary

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