Just so you guys know, at this point I do not plan to move forward with paper copies of Revenants Abroad. I'm so disgusted with CreateSpace/Amazon's destruction of the cover art, I can't bring myself to sell print copies. I can't understand why the perfectly good artwork that was supplied to them is turned into … Continue reading Revenants Abroad and My Battle with CreateSpace.
Today I have a real treat for you guys. I'm delighted to host a guest post by Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces series, and The Great Way, his new fantasy trilogy. I've been a fan of Harry's for years, and was thrilled to be able to participate in Harry's blog tour. He has … Continue reading Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction
The fabulous, amazing cover, created by the incredibly talented and apparently psychic Jason Juta. He nailed it, this is just perfect, exactly what I wanted. I can't thank Jason enough. It exceeds my wildest expectations and even for me helps give life to the characters. If all goes according to plan (haha) the book should … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Cover Art
So it looks like it's really going to happen, I'm really going to unleash Andrej, Neko, and Anne-Marie on the world, probably late this summer. This is, quite frankly, terrifying. Honest to dog, I don't know how I'm going to make myself do all the obligatory marketing and selling. I don't want to become … Continue reading Moving Forward
My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out, … Continue reading Cover Me
UPDATE 6/3/09: I ran across an article on the same thing today:Decades of beefcake, bodices, and Harlequin romances which mentions that the majority of the artists creating these covers were male. I just found this on CNN, and thought those of you who write romances might be interested in this video on a Harlequin books … Continue reading Romance Cover Art