agline reviews and teasers are used frequently on many of the bestsellers, but seem strangely absent in indie book covers. This is partly down to the often cited advice that everything on your cover should be legible at thumbnail size. This is simply untrue.Read More
In a recent post we talked about the future of ebooks. I compared the market with a Gartner model called the Hype Cycle and noted that the ebook market has reached a point where we should expect to see experiments and implementations fail to deliver...
At the moment Barnes and Noble seem to be the ones with a business model that is failing.Read More
In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about the future of ebooks and noted that “sound business propositions will continue to grow, and well written, well edited and presented ebooks will continue to sell well”... In this post I wanted to highlight a London, UK-based book publisher who are looking to the future, producing premium physical books, but also creating innovating in the ebook space.Read More
What do you put on the cover of your biography?
An obvious answer of a photograph of your subject. But what if the subject isn’t instantly recognizable? Do you stick with the large photograph and hope that people will pick it up? Or do you opt for a different design?Read More
A quarter of the Amazon best seller list for 2015 comprised of Adult Coloring Books. Publishers Weekly observed that in 2015, “for the first time, adult coloring books were the most successful players on the trade paperback lists”. This trend is set to continue in 2016 with more coloring books being published by self-publishers and the big publishing houses.Read More
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than browsing the covers of romantic novels? There are six basic types of cover that are used on romantic novels, and although designers occasionally break the mould, most stick to tried-and-tested. Readers of romantic novels, it seems, are creatures of habit.Read More