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diane-lockward's picture
Jan.10.2010
I’ve noticed that many bloggers slow down blog activity at certain times of the year—semester break, spring vacation, holidays. It makes sense. Everyone needs a break. And readers also take a break from blog-reading, so there’s less motivation to blog. But I have a better excuse. On Sunday,...
terry-odell's picture
Oct.26.2009
Where do those covers come from? People ask if authors design their own, or hire artists to create them. No, the publisher has an art department, and someone there is responsible for the cover. So far, all my publishers provide a questionnaire, and we fill in things like locale, time period, tone,...
dk-christi's picture
Sep.12.2009
What's in a Cover?  I thought when Arirang: The Bamboo Connection was published it had the most beautiful cover I could imagine for the story.  The romance of Greek mythology figures throughout the novel, and the Parthenon on the bright red cover, two gold bamboo rings representing the unrequited...
kris-neri's picture
Aug.24.2009
A few weeks ago, Red Room asked all of its published authors to post a short blog about a mistake they made when they were first published, so aspiring writers could learn from them. My reaction was: Where to begin? Would they regard a few hundred pages of mistakes as “short”? I finally decided to...
robert-sward's picture
Jun.13.2009
Santa Cruz. Meet today with my friend Jim Aschbacher to discuss a collaboration, i.e., Jim’s art work in association with my work in progress, The Dogs in My Life. Sample attached, “Chance Encounter.” Discuss possibilities of cover art. No inbred dogs need apply! My “Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9”...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
May.02.2009
Some tweaks to the cover of my new book, and off to the printers it goes! Prisoner's Dilemma will be ready for physical perusal next week. I'm thankful for publisher Jennie Mejan's arty eye---the deep purple around the cover drawing makes it pop! Pick me up and flip me, it sez. For complete info...
susan-wiggs's picture
Feb.20.2009
We all know I love book cover art and the whole process of dressing up a novel to be released into the wild. With Fireside in stores now, I credit a lot of its sales success to a great cover. Here’s something interesting– another guy who likes book cover art has showcased his faves on his blog,...
cliff-burns's picture
Oct.23.2008
Check out my blog and get a look at the cover art we found for my occult thriller Of the Night. The artist is an Australian chap, Adrian Donoghue, and the piece is perfect for the novel.  Click over and you'll see what I mean. We've also finally figured out how to post a podcast on my blog and so...
delana-ra-dameron's picture
Oct.09.2008
I have secured artwork for the cover of my book! Alexandra Cespedes' "Man and His Violin" will grace the cover of my book, "How God Ends Us".  Here's a link to a photo of the painting: http://www.acentosreview.com/June_2008_/Cespedes.html  I am so excited and honored and...
cliff-burns's picture
Apr.27.2008
Over the past few days I've been reading about the controversy surrounding the cover art for the American edition of Charles Stross' new novel, Saturn's Children. Stross is not happy with the cyber bimbo sprawled across the Yank version and after having a look at it and comparing it to the U.K....