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If you design book covers, or even if you need images for the interior of the book, you either need to:

  • make your own images (illustrations or photographs)
  • find stock images to use
  • hire an artist to make images for you

If you make your own images, you can potentially customize your cover exactly as you want it… with the limitation of your ability to draw illustrations, take photographs, and use image-editing software. There is an art to photography, e.g. eliminating red-eye, getting the lighting and shadows just right, capturing the right facial expression, etc. It’s not as simple as it might seem.

If you hire an artist, you still need to question where the…

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