Tag: covers

In The Eye Of The Beholder

In The Eye Of The Beholder

One of those year-end lists is out. I'd not heard of this one before. Clearly the title is meant to grab your attention - and it did mine. BuzzFeed has 32 - I won't even hazard a guess as to why that odd number is chosen - of the "most beautiful book covers of 2016": … Continue reading In The Eye Of The Beholder

Sinatra On 45

Sinatra On 45

Some Sunday morning pop music fun. Friends of ours - the husband, specifically - outside of Bristol have a huge collection of old LPs and 45s dating back many decades. We arrived at their house yesterday evening to find Frank Sinatra greeting us on their record player: Spinning there is Sinatra's Come Fly With Me … Continue reading Sinatra On 45

Deserved Immortality

Deserved Immortality

Novels are written. However, nowadays every author's social media also requires a regular freshening up. That latter may be of outsized importance for me here because with no new book underway right now, I have to devise other ways somehow to keep your attention for the time being. 😉 You may have seen it. I've … Continue reading Deserved Immortality

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”

More “Distances” Cover Fun

More “Distances” Cover Fun

I know this post appears much later in the morning than usual. However, when you have an unexpected light bulb go off over your head you have to drop almost everything and get the idea into your manuscript as quickly as possible. If you don't, it may vanish forever.... Having done that, on to this … Continue reading More “Distances” Cover Fun

Why I Prefer Cover Photos I’ve Taken

Why I Prefer Cover Photos I’ve Taken

In a bit of a change, for the coming third book I decided to create a "working cover" early on. It's just me "having a go." I've messed around in recent days with some initial ideas. Remember those back in the dark ages photos I'd dug into recently? I decided to use one of them. … Continue reading Why I Prefer Cover Photos I’ve Taken

“Do I look cool and intellectual?”

The FT has an excellent, detailed piece on "ebooks v paper": Which do our brains prefer? Now, I'm not saying I got here first. But I did devote a short post back in March to this issue: Paper Or Kindle? The answer - according to my "personal finding" - seems to be, well, uh, it … Continue reading “Do I look cool and intellectual?”