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by theuglytree
September 2nd, 2016, 4:55 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Aspiring cover artist
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Aspiring cover artist

I would say, do not give up on it; just temper your expectations. If you work at it, in a few years you may be in a position to start offering low-budget work as a designer-cum-illustrator. As it is, your skills as a painter are enough that you should focus on that, i.e. not undersell those skills i...
by theuglytree
August 22nd, 2016, 7:24 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Aspiring cover artist
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Aspiring cover artist

Hi Alex, No one's replied to this thread so I thought I'd go ahead. Firstly, looking at your site, you're clearly an excellent artist. So congrats on that, not everyone who puts their stuff out their can claim the quality you have. As for your query, I would wonder what you're actually looking to do...
by theuglytree
August 22nd, 2016, 5:56 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Ugly Tree Graphic Design
Replies: 0
Views: 2730

The Ugly Tree Graphic Design

The Ugly Tree Graphic Design ( http://theuglytreegraphicdesign.co.uk/book-design.html ) is a book design studio based in England. We banned word in book design, branding, and web design - though book design is our specialty. We have previously worked with National Geographic on some of their periodi...
by theuglytree
August 22nd, 2016, 5:44 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189803

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all, I'm Geoffrey, I'm a writer and graphic designer. I'm mostly here in a design capacity, to offer advice and, if the opportunity arises, pick up a bit of low-budget work - depending on my availablity. So feel free to get in touch with any design-y questions and I'll be roaming around threads s...
by theuglytree
April 9th, 2016, 6:19 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Uploading PDF to Amazon Kindle
Replies: 1
Views: 3632

Re: Uploading PDF to Amazon Kindle

Are you trying to upload it to your Kindle, or trying to upload it to their site for publishing?
by theuglytree
April 9th, 2016, 6:17 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Printing Copies with Song Lyrics
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Re: Printing Copies with Song Lyrics

If you're not profiting from it, then you don't need permission or rights. Also, frankly, I'd say you don't need permission anyway. You're not showing it as your own work (one would hope) and there are thousands of novels out there with lyrics and quotes and all sorts, and I doubt they had the right...
by theuglytree
April 9th, 2016, 5:51 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: A brief and friendly guide to book designers and what to look for
Replies: 0
Views: 4320

A brief and friendly guide to book designers and what to look for

I recently posted a response to someone's question about approaching designers for self-published books, and I actually thought it might be a good discussion in general. It's a difficult thing finding a good and helpful designer. I count myself among them, as I'm more than happy to take on low-budge...
by theuglytree
April 9th, 2016, 5:45 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How to get the best book cover design possible
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Re: How to get the best book cover design possible

As a designer/writer I would be happy to answer your question, even if it's a few months after the fact, as no one else seems to have done so. Obviously, as a designer, I can't answer in a sense of "I've done it and this is what I found" but rather what SHOULD happen when you approach a designer wit...