New Covers at Melchelle Designs

Here are a few of my favorite new cover designs at MelchelleDesigns.com

 

General & Romance Fiction

 

Lessons by Melchelle DesignsOpen Water by Melchelle DesignsGoldfish by Melchelle DesignsBlood Roses by Melchelle DesignsCoastal by Melchelle DesignsPink by Melchelle Designs_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Fantasy Premades

 

Clover by Melchelle DesignsLaventree by Melchelle DesignsYonder by Melchelle DesignsCursed Island by Melchelle Designs

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Science Fiction Premades

 

Tundra by Melchelle DesignsSaga by Melchelle Designs

Survival by Melchelle Designs

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Horror Premades

 

City Serial by Melchelle DesignsDesolate by Melchelle DesignsLost Girl by Melchelle DesignsSmoke Screen by Melchelle Designs_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Premade Print Covers

Premade Ebook Covers

Clearance Covers

 

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New Purchase Options at Melchelle Designs

Things are changing at MelchelleDesigns.com!

Looking at the Premade Print Covers page, you’ll see some new perspectives of the print premades. In addition to that, you’ll see new purchase options available for ALL print covers.

If you love one of the print premades but only need a cover for ebook, you can now simply purchase ONLY what you need. And if you change your mind later and wish to publish your book in print as well, just pay the difference to get all the necessary image files.

 

Check out some of the latest designs…

 

Escape by Melchelle Designs

Leaf by Melchelle DesignsMaiden by Melchelle DesignsSquishy by Melchelle DesignsSurreal by Melchelle DesignsGifted by Melchelle Designs_____________________________________________________________________________________

And there’s plenty more to see…

Custom Book Covers

Premade EBOOK Covers

Premade PRINT Covers

Clearance Covers

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Why YOU Should Care About Copyright

Whether you’re a writer, a cover designer, or even a reader – you NEED to care about copyright. It’s actually one of the easiest things to have violated, especially given modern technology and all the new trends that go with it. You post photos of yourself, your friends and your children to a few social media sites you enjoy, thinking only your own followers will see them, click ‘like’ or leave a comment and move along. The next thing you know, there is your photo on the cover of a book, without attribution and most certainly without your permission.

That’s what happened to an Ohio couple when their engagement photo was used for the cover of an erotica ebook. Needless to say, they were appalled and are now suing not only Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble, but the indie author who published the book as well. It’s widely assumed that the author designed and created the cover herself. And I have to assume that she was either ignorant of any and all copyright laws or just didn’t care when she sought out and downloaded the personal engagement photo of the unnamed couple, as well as images of the famous NFL player this particular author is obviously obsessed with. All such images have since been replaced with stock images the author purchased the proper rights to.

The point is… CARE ABOUT COPYRIGHT. I’m sure you can imagine how upset you would be if someone stole your entire book and uploaded it onto another vendor’s site for financial gain. Or if you happened by a book store window and saw your child’s face on a book about child abuse.

Do unto others…

There are countless legitimate stock image sites that offer beautiful photographs that can be purchased and licensed for use on a book cover. There are also plenty of reputable book cover designers out there who follow the laws. The laws were written for a reason – to protect us. That only works when you follow and comply with them.

If you’re an indie author on a tight budget and you have no choice by to make your own book cover, check out some stock image sites that offer the proper licensing for such use. Just be sure to read their Terms of Use/Service and, most importantly, the license attached to each image.

These are just a few:

PLEASE NOTE: Be extremely cautious of any stock site containing an enormous amount of digital artworks, like manipulations and paintings. These are most likely stolen from the original artist and/or off wallpaper websites, which are NOT licensed for commercial use. Also note that Google is NOT a legitimate resource for finding usable images. Online search engines seek out and display any and all online images fitting the keywords you’re using in your search and most are not stock or resources.

If you happen to find an image you absolutely love and want to use more than anything, find the original artist and ask permission. If they say ‘yes’ then keep the written permission handy at all times, so there is never any question. If they say ‘no’ – find something else to use. I’ll channel my mother by advising you to ask yourself the following questions: Is it mine? Do I have permission? If not… you can’t use it. It’s that simple.

The best way to protect yourself is to hire a professional designer and there are plenty out there who won’t break your budget. Shop around, compare art styles and pricing. Not only will you get a book cover that will help you sell books, you’ll have the added protection of proper licensing.

Here are some cover designers to check out:

I hope this story circulates and more authors learn about the copyright laws that are attempting to protect us. Though I’m sure the indie author facing this lawsuit has probably sold a fair number of books due to all the bad press, I bet it’s not the way she wanted to increase her sales. She may even want to find a new pen name to avoid further ridicule, should she wish to continue her tales of lust with her celebrity love interest.

Write on, my friends.

 

Now Available! The First Series Collection

I’m happy to announce that you can now get my four book series in one handy download. You can now also SAVE 25% off the regular price!

 

The First Series Collection

by M.S. Fowle

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*Cover Design by Melchelle Designs*

 

Genre(s): Horror, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction

Description:Monsters are real. Odin, an ancient faction of wealthy elites, created the Chimeras with only one goal: exterminate the First, those from which the myths and legends of vampires derived. But Chimeras kill any and all without mercy, leaving Alex and her team of human fighters with only one choice – join Zeke and his clan of First warriors to destroy the beasts threatening both their species. It’s a life of blood and horror, but they refuse to give up. They will see the end of this war… no matter the cost.

Get it on Amazon >> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WKXGIQA

 

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