In the past, I’ve found the cover blurb for my books to be one of the hardest things to write. My brain always wants to cover sooo much, share sooo much, and there’s just not enough space to work with! Many would argue the practice in being concise is good for me. I would—grudgingly—agree. When… Continue reading What Do You Put On That Back Cover?!
Let's start this shindig with a fun, totally amazing cover reveal. I can't post this without a shout out to the cover designer and artist, Justin Allen. Seeing the finalized cover for a book might be one of the coolest parts of self-publishing, but getting to that cover requires a lot of communication. When I started… Continue reading Discarded Dragons Cover Reveal!
Last week I reminisced about the color of The Adventure's cover and the balance between loving the cover as it is and trying to use it for marketing. In other words, trying to make it visible on a book shelf or a screen. This week, please bear with me while I share the learning curve… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
As I said in my last post, I couldn't be happier with how this cover turned out! Thank you to Joseph Apolinar for all his hard work. This image is from Moonrise Mountain, the first adventure story in the book. You'll just have to read it to find out who the old man is =)… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Revealed!
Creating a Cover...Yikes! It sounds so straightforward. Make a picture to put on the cover of a book. Except you have to choose font, color, back cover text, image, size of image...oh wait, that image has to fit inside the 'live' areas of the book without getting cut off in printing. A cover isn't just… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Part 1