Tag: cover art

Portrait Of A Lady

Portrait Of A Lady

You may recall the BuzzFeed article I had mentioned the other day. I noted I was bewildered by its list of "32" book covers of 2016 that it asserts are "beautiful." I wrote that frankly I believe NONE of them are. Yesterday morning, I didn't summon a meeting nor give a speech. But I had … Continue reading Portrait Of A Lady

Lost In 1794

Lost In 1794

"I hear lots of tap, tap, tapping. You're writing away...." That was my wife trying to get my attention as I sat on the sofa working just before lunchtime yesterday. The lounge had been quiet, and she had been outside reading and enjoying the sun. I must admit I nearly hit the ceiling when she … Continue reading Lost In 1794

Underground Photography

Underground Photography

Thanks for your understanding yesterday. I wasn't going to post today, but as yesterday went on I felt progressively better. Today, I feel almost fine. Pain makes everything else feel worse in life, doesn't it? It "depresses" you. But when the pain lifts, you get necessary perspective back. So back to "normal." Or what passes … Continue reading Underground Photography

Flesch-Kincaid “Ease” Of Reading

Flesch-Kincaid “Ease” Of Reading

Yesterday, I was on about the cover art. Of course, the tale between the covers is far more important. After all, you can change a cover even after publication, whereas the book itself is "forever." I'm still working through the final proofing of Distances. As I am, it's not only about keeping an eye out … Continue reading Flesch-Kincaid “Ease” Of Reading

Not Being An “Artist,” I’ve Taken My Best “Shots”

Not Being An “Artist,” I’ve Taken My Best “Shots”

That post I wrote yesterday about that cover of that, errr, "erotica" novella having created a logo dispute with the Chicago Teachers Union, encouraged me to take time afterward in the day to finish off the Distances cover "officially." We've all bought books. We know it's usually the first "contact" we have with one. The … Continue reading Not Being An “Artist,” I’ve Taken My Best “Shots”

One Way To Make “The Daily Beast”

One Way To Make “The Daily Beast”

What was I saying yesterday about what we leave behind as writers? About our words mattering? About our books following us forever? Well, not long after, I stumbled on that story. The article goes on to explain that the Chicago Teachers Union is NOT pleased: CTU spokesperson Stephanie Gadlin requested that the publisher remove a … Continue reading One Way To Make “The Daily Beast”

Incommunicado (Mostly)

Incommunicado (Mostly)

[Whispering] Ssssh. All of you out there, please, if you'd just keep it down a little. I'm editing and proofreading. So no post today. Although, yes, come to think of it I suppose this qualifies as a post. However, let's not quibble over technicalities. 😉 I just need to concentrate because I'd like to get … Continue reading Incommunicado (Mostly)

The Sequel’s Draft Cover

We've all heard the expression, "Never judge a book by its cover." Yeh, well, as both readers and authors, we're also aware that the cover is important. A novel could be wonderful, but if the cover is off-putting to readers? On the other hand, even the most spectacular cover cannot make up for a fundamentally … Continue reading The Sequel’s Draft Cover