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Operating as usual

08/18/2020

Snagged from Johnathon E. Stone:

Life can be so incredibly hard sometimes. It can be overwhelming. It can be unfair. It can seem full of never ending challenges. Just remember that you're not alone and without all the bad we wouldn't appreciate the good. You can't be positive 24/7 and thats OKAY. Just be you, be honest with yourself and keep going.

P.s It's not a sign of weakness to break down and or take care of you too.

And for God's sake BE KIND.

❤️❤️❤️ Author of #FindingGood ❤️❤️❤️

Hi folks! It has been a minute since I've posted, but I thought this was important. Speaking for myself and for my busin...
07/30/2020

Hi folks! It has been a minute since I've posted, but I thought this was important.

Speaking for myself and for my business, I support a community effort to ensure equality across all people, regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender, or political leaning. I further support a community of equity, helping to lift those further who need additional support.

I am an ally. And I pray that one day we all can be.

#BLM #LGTBQIA+ #Ally

Ahhhh! I just got my signed copy of "God A Lesbian And the Space In Between" by Michelle Johns! Michelle, I am so honore...
07/22/2020

Ahhhh! I just got my signed copy of "God A Lesbian And the Space In Between" by Michelle Johns! Michelle, I am so honored that you chose me to visually represent your memoir. I can't wait to read the final version, and to work with you again! ❤️❤️❤️ #Author #Published #CoverDesign #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Faith #God #Lesbian #SoInLove!

Congratulations Michelle Johns on becoming a published author! It was SUCH a pleasure to work with you on the cover for ...
07/18/2020

Congratulations Michelle Johns on becoming a published author! It was SUCH a pleasure to work with you on the cover for your memoir, and I truly hope it helps so many people! Find her book here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ODaCVe

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Nicole's journey, I'm sure, is no different from your own. Nicole was raised in church all her life. From the time she could remember anything, everything she knew was connected to church. Nicole had been given a miracle at an early age and that miracle would affect her perception of God while learning and growing into who she was. At a young age Nicole gravitated towards the delight of God in all things.

However, when she left home for college her world was turned upside down.

This is a story about a black church girl whose experiences in life's lessons produced dense gratitude. Her sheltered existence as a preacher's kid, also, created depth in those experiences.

Does Nicole find a place in God as a Lesbian? Coming out to her family's incredulous perspective on same-sex relationships was a great struggle. Was Nicole able to attain peace amid her family's disapproval of her life? This is a memoir telling the story of a black girl who had intimate encounters with God as a young child. How did that level of intimacy translate into her adult life as a Lesbian?

#God #Lesbian #Faith #LGBTQIA #FindingTheLightAmidsttheDarkness #CoverDesign #GraphicDesign #BookCover #Author #Writer #Memoir #Published #GetYourCopyToday!

Super excited to receive my signed copy of "my compass points the wrong way" by Darwin (George Richards)! It was so much...
07/14/2020

Super excited to receive my signed copy of "my compass points the wrong way" by Darwin (George Richards)! It was so much fun to work with you on your cover George, and the book came out great! ❤️ (Plus I'll never get tired of seeing Cover Design by C. M. Baker Design on the copyright page. 😎😁) Congrats on getting published!!!

Congratulations Jim Sargent on your latest published novel, Shadow of the Hawk! It has been a pleasure to work with you ...
07/11/2020

Congratulations Jim Sargent on your latest published novel, Shadow of the Hawk! It has been a pleasure to work with you and Wynwidyn Press on your cover as always. Get your copy of the third Mickey Mathews Mystery today here: https://amzn.to/2ZjsURH

#Published #CoverDesign #Author #MichiganMysteries #Michigan #UP #GreatReads #MysteryNovel #Novel 🔍🦅📖❤️ #ShadowOfTheHawk #JimSargent

"My latest Mickey Mathews mystery, Shadow of the Hawk, has arrived from Wynwidyn Press. This novel carries Mickey and his new bride Patty as well as his best friend, Frank Tuttle and his wife Norma Jean, on their double honeymoon to a lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in July 1944, where, of course, they encounter a murder."

Super excited to get my author signed copy of #NotAllSeedsFallEqually! Thank you for choosing me to bring your book to l...
07/01/2020

Super excited to get my author signed copy of #NotAllSeedsFallEqually! Thank you for choosing me to bring your book to life C. B. Jefferson!!

Congratulations on getting it officially published C.B. Jefferson!!!
06/19/2020
Not All Seeds Fall Equally

Congratulations on getting it officially published C.B. Jefferson!!!

Not All Seeds Fall Equally

#2 stands out the most to me, because as an #author, you are most definitely a #SmallBusiness! Didn't realize that? Chec...
06/16/2020
10 Ways Graphic Design Benefits Your Small Business

#2 stands out the most to me, because as an #author, you are most definitely a #SmallBusiness! Didn't realize that? Check out how else design can help you grow. https://www.business2community.com/small-business/10-ways-graphic-design-benefits-your-small-business-02316355 #Authors #CoverDesign #BookCovers #RepresentYourselfTheRightWay

Boosts brand awareness and name recognition Saves time and money in the long run Builds your brand’s visual identity Boosts…

Congratulations to C.B. Jefferson as you're near publishing your first book of poetry! So excited to be a part of your f...
06/01/2020

Congratulations to C.B. Jefferson as you're near publishing your first book of poetry! So excited to be a part of your first steps into official authorship! (Not officially published yet, but he posted this to his page, so hoping he's okay with me sharing it!! Very soon to be available on Amazon!) #Poetry #CoverDesign #NewAuthor #BeautifulWriting #ShowYourSupport! ❤️

Congratulations to Darwin on his first published book!! I loved working with Darwin, and his rough-edged wit should be r...
05/16/2020

Congratulations to Darwin on his first published book!! I loved working with Darwin, and his rough-edged wit should be reason enough to give his book a try. Available on Amazon! #poetry #newauthor #ilovewhatido #newhorizons #compass #blackandwhite #butmoregreysthanyoumightexpect ❤️

Congratulations to Robert Jacobs on your very first published book, "Smiling Out Loud"! I was honored to have Bob reques...
01/21/2020

Congratulations to Robert Jacobs on your very first published book, "Smiling Out Loud"! I was honored to have Bob request my cover design services for his first foray into authorship, and while our visions for the cover were a little different, I think they converged quite nicely in the end result.

Want to know what it's about? Here is the back blurb: "Stories in poetry, from darkness to light. You will laugh, you will be touched, you will be surprised. Take this poetic journey, from darkness to light. There is occasional terror, appeals to the heart, and laughs, lots of laughs, all told in great stories. Laugh with me, laugh at me, both are good."

Find "Smiling Out Loud" on Amazon! And feel free to contact me for more information on book cover design. I'd love to hear from you!

#ProfessionallySimple #BookCoverDesign #GreatClient #Writing #Poetry #AuthorServices

I actually have something along this vein coming out soon, but is it really better than a detailed cover? What do you th...
01/20/2020
The hottest trend in book covers is colorful blobs

I actually have something along this vein coming out soon, but is it really better than a detailed cover? What do you think? Comment below!

Prepare to see amorphous shapes of suggestive colors all over bookstores this year

And she's awesome to work with!! Highly recommend! https://www.facebook.com/1111020856/posts/10221404963169462/?sfnsn=mo...
01/16/2020

And she's awesome to work with!! Highly recommend! https://www.facebook.com/1111020856/posts/10221404963169462/?sfnsn=mo congrats!

Checkout I A.M. Editing, Ink in this month's edition of The Empress Magazine!! 🤗🤩
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#writing #iameditingink #iamediting #writingcommunity #author #writer #blogger #dissertation #novel #memoir #firstdraft #bookoftheday #bookofthemonth #read #proofread #error #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #sofl #miami #miamireader #miamiauthor #soflauthor

A recent client design for shirts and wine glasses is taking off! Congrats Adrienne!
01/14/2020

A recent client design for shirts and wine glasses is taking off! Congrats Adrienne!

You've written your masterpiece, and you have a million things to think about--but don't forget the inside! There's quit...
01/13/2020
The Basics of Book Design - The Book Designer

You've written your masterpiece, and you have a million things to think about--but don't forget the inside! There's quite a bit of design to the perfect layout of your novel. Here's a taste of what you're paying for when you hire someone to lay it out for you. #Books #Novels #Authors #BookLayout #Content #ImportantSteps #SelfPublishing #Publishing

Publishing has changed in so many ways during my time as a book designer, but one thing remains the same: the basics of good book design and layout.

Your writing is unique to you, and your cover should be too.
01/11/2020
Why Do So Many Book Covers Look the Same? Blame Getty Images

Your writing is unique to you, and your cover should be too.

If you’re caught in Los Angeles traffic or awaiting a New York subway, odds are good that one of Matthias Clamer’s images is right there with you. Clamer photographs the promotional stills for a ton of network, studio, and streaming platform productions, from Fargo and Atlanta to Shadows and Glo...

When you're choosing a book that you've never read and don't know the author already, you need something else to guide y...
01/10/2020
The Psychology of a Good Book Cover | Draft2Digital

When you're choosing a book that you've never read and don't know the author already, you need something else to guide your choice. The back cover blurb is nice, but what do you see first? What actually catches your eye? There's a whole psychology behind book cover design, and your cover is far more important to your story than you think.

Covers are the first bit of customer-facing marketing that your reader will ever see. They’re a shortcut—telling the reader in shorthand that they’ll like this book, that it’s in the genre they love to read, and that the person who wrote it is someone they can trust with their valuable (ofte...

#Authors: Cover design is a huge factor in your book’s success, so here are 12 questions to ask when hiring a designer –...
01/08/2020
12 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Book Cover Designer

#Authors: Cover design is a huge factor in your book’s success, so here are 12 questions to ask when hiring a designer – http://bit.ly/1ZbNIDh #BookCovers #BookCoverDesign #CMBakerDesign

Before you commit to a book cover designer, know what questions to ask them first. With so much make sure you’re hiring the right person for the job!

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01/02/2020
Autistic and Addicted

I love it when clients create shareable stuff! Awesome video Amber Furtah! https://youtu.be/19hsbSLNa10

This is one of my original poems from my book, Phoenix Crossing: Glimpses into and Autistic Reality available on Amazon.

Okay, so my new year's resolution is to post more here on my business page. I have been seriously lacking in this area, ...
01/02/2020

Okay, so my new year's resolution is to post more here on my business page. I have been seriously lacking in this area, and while I'm not entirely sure how many people actually follow my posts, I hope those who do would like to hear from me once in a while! That said, here is a meme for your enjoyment--something I am struggling with right this second at my copywriting job... 😂 Happy New Year everyone!!

And then rereading the same book and discovering something you'd missed before, even tho you'd read every word. ❤️
01/01/2020

And then rereading the same book and discovering something you'd missed before, even tho you'd read every word. ❤️

So, SO very true!
12/01/2019

So, SO very true!

Me
-Death of the Endless

Wishing Jim Sargent the best of luck for his entry: The Long Pursuit!
10/29/2019
American Book Fest

Wishing Jim Sargent the best of luck for his entry: The Long Pursuit!

AMERICAN BOOK FEST covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published.

09/09/2019
Heather Myers

Way to go Author Johnathon E. Stone!! ❤️

Need some #MondayMotivation? Check out my new segment called #MinutetoMotivate CBS 8 - San Diego News The CW San Diego

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08/30/2019

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08/30/2019

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Typography and design matter. 'Nuf said. #DesignFails #LetsAvoidThatShallWe 😂
08/29/2019
25 Epic Design Fails

Typography and design matter. 'Nuf said. #DesignFails
#LetsAvoidThatShallWe 😂

Regular readers of DS know that most of our posts are about inspirational art and design. But once in a while, we like to sneak in a post about design blunders, just to keep the humour alive. Previously, we shared some epic logo disasters, letter-spacing fails, ad-placement blunders, and more. Today...

Smaller goals are easier to achieve. ❤️
08/27/2019

Smaller goals are easier to achieve. ❤️

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I saw a post talking about how Terry Pratchett only wrote 400 words a day. how that goal helped him write literally dozens of books before he died. So I reduced my own daily word goal. I went down from 1,000 to 200. With that 800-word wall taken down, I've been writing more. "I won't get on tumblr/watch TV/draw/read until I hit my word goal" used to be something! said as self-restraint. And when I inevitably couldn't cough up four pages in one sitting, I felt like garbage, and the pleasurable hobbies I had planned on felt like I was cheating myself when I just gave up. Now it's something I say because I just have to finish this scene, just have to round out this conversation, can't stop now, because I'm enjoying myself, I'm having an amazing time writing. Something that hasn't been true of my original works since middle school.

And sometimes I think, "Well, two hundred is technically less than four hundred." And I have to stop myself, because I am writing half as much as Terry Pratchett. Terry f**king Pratchett, who not only published regularly up until his death, but published books that were consistently good.

And this has also been an immense help as a writer with ADHD, because I don't feel bad when I take a break from writing - two hundred words works up quick, after all. If I take a break at 150, I have a whole day to write 50 more words, and I've rarely written less than 200 words and not felt the need to keep writing because I need to tie up a loose end anyways.

Yes, sometimes, I do not produce a single thing worth keeping in those two hundred words. But it's much easier to edit two hundred words of bad writing than it is to edit no writing at all.

24 hour memes
08/17/2019

24 hour memes

May no one interrupt the perfect roll!
08/14/2019

May no one interrupt the perfect roll!

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C. M. Baker is a U.S. Navy Veteran with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Art and writing have always been a part of her life, and she currently splits her time between her freelance business (designing book covers and other print and digital promotional items for authors) and her full-time job as a copywriter.

In her spare time, Cara typically experiments with new tools and ideas, adding to an increasingly diverse skillset. She applies a talent for problem solving to create a unique and specialized design solution for each client, as well as the tidbits of writing that go with it (such as blurbs and back cover content).

The CMB logo represents Ms. Baker as a designer. The color choices are a rough representation of CMYK, with the grey center section (K) there to balance out the remaining colors. The shapes offer visual movement while convoluted levels represent her flexibility to bend and shift with the needs of her clients.

This logo also represents Ms. Baker's personality of color and life, movement and creativity. It captures her will to develop a vague idea into a visual—with a life of its own.

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Final Secret - Front Cover
You designed excellent front and back covers for my last Mickey Mathews Mystery, Final Secret (Wynwidynn Press, 2017), You do a beautiful job!
You provided excellent designs to the front and back covers of my latest Mickey Mathews Mystery, The Long Pursuit. Thank you so much!
Thanks for the like!!! I sent you a message through your website. (R.L. Dubbert)
He was in large part responsible for me being the reader I am today. And I, dear followers, am Madam Gloriumptious Squiggles! ❤️
I'm as yet untattooed, but I have aspirations to be some day. These caught my eye of course! What kind of tats do you like?
I've always appreciated the art of henna, and this artist takes her talent to a new level of love. ❤️
I can't count how many times this has happened to be!
Wow. Just... wow!
This inspires me both as a writer and as a designer. I do so love a fantastic take on a concept!!