DIY eBook Cover

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So, at this point, you should be just about done with your novel for NaNoWriMo.

If you’ve kept pace, in the next 24 to 48 hours, you should be wrapping up your 50,000+ pages and breathing a giant sigh of relief.
You’ll want to step away from the writing tools of your choice and take a break before editing your fledgling star into something that people will want to not only read, but tell their friends about having read.  But, first, you’re going to want to rest your brain.  And what better way to do that than to create a virtual cover for the future release of your baby!?
And, yes, that’s how I’m going to finish out this month, with a tutorial from Thomas Sinfield at Standout Blogger called How To Create An Ebook Cover with Photoshop.

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of making a nice virtual book to advertise your ebook and help it stand out on whatever sales platform you plan to use.  It even gives you templates to help get you started!
(I’ll be honest, it IS a pretty basic tutorial, but it does give you those templates and a good place to start.  Besides, it also gives you something to think about besides your word count for a little bit!)

Good luck and if you haven’t hit your word count yet, or given up, get back to writing!