I know you've all been on the edge of your seats anxiously awaiting the results from last week's book cover survey. Unfortunately, as most US election officers will attest to, trying to cajole people into casting their ballots is not a simple matter. To top it off, those of you who did vote (THANK YOU!) … Continue reading Book Covers, Instagram, and the Scientific Method
Part of the Book Marketing Makeover I mentioned last week has involved taking a long hard look at the books in my Osteria Chronicles series and accepting that, although the books themselves are well written, the covers and descriptions don't quite cut the proverbial mustard. So, over the past several weeks, I've been studying other … Continue reading The Marketing Makeover Begins with a Book Cover Survey!
That's right, I have a title for Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles. I know, this is shocking news because I normally have nothing more than a working title (something super clever like, say, "Book Four") up until the very final drafts of a book. But this time around, I'm trying something a little different, … Continue reading Book Four Has a Title…I Think
The Book Cover Showdown is over! Six covers took the challenge. Four were quickly left in the dust. For a time two covers ran neck-in-neck in the polls, but at the end of the day, one cover was left standing as the clear winner (without even needing the stupid Electoral College to "win"). Today, it's … Continue reading The Book Cover Showdown Champion!!
Six contestants. Only one will win. Sorry, I went a bit Reality TV there for a moment. Even though this isn't the debut of a godawful new program, it is a super exciting time for me (and for you, I hope). After nearly throwing the manuscript in the trash, my latest book is finally coming … Continue reading Book Cover Showdown