Dear Three People Who Actually Read This Blog, Please brace yourself for some difficult news. Are you ready? No, I mean, really ready because this could be potentially devastating and ruin the rest of your week. Okay, good, I see you've grabbed hold of a glass of wine to help console yourself. Here we go... … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses, Exc– Oh Look, Wine!
Ding ding ding! Yep, that's the bell to signal Round Two of the Book Cover Challenge is about to begin. The competition was fierce in the first round. Some covers were completely knocked out of the competition, while others seem to be going the distance. Now, the players battling for supremacy in the ring have … Continue reading Book Cover Survey Round Two
I swear, this next sentence is NOT fake news: I went a little bonkers a few weeks ago and came up with a baseball team's worth of cover designs for my upcoming book, Domna. Now I need your help to decide which one will make the cut. I have a few favorites, but I would … Continue reading Your Vote Matters: Help Me Pick My Next Book Cover
Happy (Third Day of the) New Year! Today is the day I finally get to present the results of my book cover experiment and hope the research committee doesn't get too disgruntled over my findings. But first, I want to give a HUGE thanks to Helen (the Queen of Monster Making, Carrie Rubin (thriller writer … Continue reading One Book Cover to Rule Them All
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!