for writers and readers….

How self-published authors can stop shooting themselves in the foot

A lot of self-published authors ruin the book they have worked so hard to create by thinking they can design their own cover. Many want to shoehorn in a lot … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Terry Pratchett on old women and misleading covers — quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers… this is discrimination against the chronologically gifted. Terry Pratchett photo credit: donielle via … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 6 Comments

Favourite book covers

I’m editing a charity anthology right now and I’ve been thinking a lot about book covers. Over the years some covers have burned into my memory – a sudden artistic … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Did you know that book covers can come to life?

Well, that’s probably not technically accurate. I think the correct phrase is: featured interactive augmented reality experiences All I know is that if you use the Blippar smartphone application on … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments