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Laura Melchor

Laura Ojeda Melchor (she/her) is freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parents.com, Mom.com, Gardener’s Path, and of course, PickFu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut middle grade novel, Missing Okalee, comes out from Shadow Mountain Publishing in the fall of 2021. Find her online at lauraojedamelchor.com.

An image showing two book covers and saying "Which One Won?"

When it comes to book cover design, it might seem like only the major details matter. But as one author discovered in this PickFu poll, the most minute details can …

How to write a book title

Here’s a secret many writers don’t know before they get published: your book title might change after you sign a contract with a publisher. Depending on the publisher, you may …

A cover image that says "Which One Won" and has two options, orange "A" and blue "B," with two different cover images inside.

Is there a secret to creating a book cover that attracts both well-worn travelers and those who love the occasional adventure? This Ranked poll asked 50 frequent and occasional travelers …

A header image with two logos reading "Foot SolJer."

What type of logo will get people excited about a high-end line of footwear insoles? One that’s not so pedestrian, according to this PickFu poll. The user asked 50 respondents …

How to sell clothes on Amazon

People are buying their clothes on Amazon more than ever. It’s easy to see why. Amazon offers quick shipping, easy returns and exchanges, and scores of trusted and emerging brands. …

Which One Won: shirtless man on romance book cover

Every romance novel has to have a gorgeous hunk on the cover, right? This PickFu poll comparing two book cover designs confirmed as much — but the user running the …

A "Which One Won' header with two different balloon-esque logos.

An app icon might be small, but it plays a big role in getting mobile app users to click. In this PickFu poll, an app developer tested three icon designs …

Clothing designer takes photographs of designs for e-commerce

Few things are more off-putting to visitors to your Etsy listing than blurry product images. A product image that looks too large, too small, or is strangely cropped signals a …

Which One Won: book cover for guide to Doberman pinschers

Can a book about Doberman pinschers, a dog breed with a reputation for being aggressive, give readers the warm fuzzies? It can with the right cover, according to this PickFu …

While STEM-based everything dominated the 2010s, the creative side hustle is fast becoming the theme of this decade. Consider the title of the book featured in this PickFu poll: Creative …