Author Archives: Evan Duxbury

About Evan Duxbury

Evan is the Marketing Officer at HiretheWorld and is always on the lookout for new challenges and new ideas. You can find him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @EvanDuxbury.

HiretheWorld helping Published Authors’ Ebooks sell on Amazon

Stealing Home Book Cover

Stealing Home

We’re super lucky here at HiretheWorld to have the chance to work with so many great people working on great ideas; from innovative theatre to new ways of displaying information to clients. Not all of these projects bear fruit, but when they do succeed, we love celebrating them. So when we heard that Phil Lemmons had launched his ebook “Stealing Home: The Con’s Guide to Inheritance Theft” on, we were thrilled!

Back in the winter months, Phil contacted us about the possibility of getting a book cover done with us. He’s an expert in estate planning and inheritance law, and had already done the hard work of writing 121 pages worth of content. However, like many authors he isn’t a designer and wanted to make sure his book looked professional.

He ended up running a pro level Book Cover Contest with us for $1200. He received over 150 entries from designers around the world:

Runner Up

Runner Up - Emadz

Runner Up

Runner Up - Geisha

Runner Up

Runner Up - Les Graphistes

Eventually he decided on a winner from Storm as seen at the top of this post. Overall, a wonderful contest and a wonderful final result!

If you or anybody you know is looking for advice on inheritance planning, you should check out Phil’s book or his practice (

If you’re thinking about getting your book cover designed, you should definitely check out our Book Cover Contest…Contest for your chance to win a free design contest.

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Book Cover Design Contests for Everybody!

We’re giving away two FREE Book Cover Design Contests!!!

Win a Free Book Cover Design Contest

If you’re a writer, or you know somebody who writes, then this is for you! A big part of publishing a successful book is the cover. It’s what attracts the eyes of your audience and communicates what to expect before even reaching the prologue. These contests (total value of $1090) will connect you with dozens of creative designers who specialize in creating attention grabbing designs.

“Oh Evan, that sounds so awesome, but how do I enter?” Great question. Simply visit the Book Cover Contest page and enter a few pieces of information about your story to have a chance at winning. Once you’ve entered your story, you can get extra chances to win by sharing the contest with your friends!

For more details, visit the Book Cover Design Contest page.

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12 Critical Details to know before designing a Book Cover

Book Covers

Books need covers

I recently came across a great post from Preston D Lee at the Graphic Design Blender about all the questions designers should be asking themselves before starting a design project. Some of them were specific to a freelance relationship with a client but most could be applied just as easily to design contests holders here at HiretheWorld. One type of contest I think our community is going to start seeing more often is book cover contests, so I thought I’d write up a similar list of things designers need to keep in mind when working on a book cover.

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No More Withdrawal Fees (Mostly)


From KniBaron

There are very few things in life that nobody likes. The government likes taxes, frogs like mosquitos and some people even like watching Twilight. But everybody can agree that withdrawal fees are the worst. We don’t like collecting them and you don’t like paying them. So we’re finally getting rid of HTW withdrawal fees for the following withdrawal methods:

  • Paypal
  • Payoneer
  • Mailed Cheques (US Citizens)
  • Email Money Transfer (Canadian Citizens)

Unfortunately we haven’t removed the fee to use Western Union because it’s so much work for us, but we’re working on it!

Please be aware we can’t eliminate the fees charged by those companies to use their services (we would if we could!) but every little bit helps. If you have any suggestions or ideas about other payment methods, let us know!

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Tour De France: A Jersey Design Challenge

With the Tour de France winding toward the finish line, everybody is gunning for that yellow jersey. But it’s clear to all the spectators that some teams ride in style while others are forced to wear an unpleasant blur of dizzying colour. Creating a website or a logo design is a tough job, but jamming together a dozen different logos onto one jersey while trying to maintain balance and the team’s own brand takes that challenge to a whole new level.

As an avid biker myself I thought I’d lend my thoughts on which designers did the best job working within the contraints imposed by their sponsors. My ratings reflect the look of the jersey and the degree of difficulty:

Team FDJ (from

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