So, I’ve been having tons of fun this week on Canva. If you’ve never used it before, it’s a design platform for book covers, Twitter and Facebook headers, whatevs. As long as you use your own images, and restrict yourself to the free elements, you can make some pretty stunning stuff, for no cash at all. They also have their own layouts and images, and those are just a dollar apiece. Not too bad.
Once you download your design, if you have any “PAY” elements in it, you have 24 hours to edit it, and re-download it if you wish, without being charged more than once. So, in a 24-hour period, you could download as many versions of your design as you like — for just that one dollar. Catch is, if you wait longer than 24 hours, and you download again, you have to pay another dollar. They don’t charge you right away, though. They either wait until you’ve spent a total of $10, or until 30 days has passed, whichever comes first. So bear that in mind.
Since I’ve got all my covers looking just the way I want them to, I’ve been having fun with “Twitter blurbs” in my spare moments. I’d often seen them on other people’s Twitter pages, as their pinned Tweet for one of their books. But I’d never tried to make one. Yesterday, I included one for The Grey Rider in a post; but here are two more that I’ve made since, for my upcoming release, and for an older book.
Isn’t Canva awesome?