A freelance writer and journalist, Anne Stephenson spent much of her childhood reading about other people's adventures. Now she makes up her own. When not writing for nine-to-12 year olds, Anne is busy plotting how to commit murder on the page.Read More
Toni Kief is a small town Midwestern nomad from a family of high spirits and laughter.Read More
Jamila Muradasilova’s life experience is the source of ideas and inspiration for her books.Read More
Terence O’Leary is an Irish-American author and speaker.Read More
The Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest is an author-owned, author-operated cooperative made up of writers, storytellers and creative minds dedicated to the craft of writing, publishing, and marketing intellectual property,Read More
Linda J. Curry is an author, speaker and teacher in the areas of spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.Read More
R. Todd Fredrickson lives in Snohomish County, Washington, where he enjoys hiking in the in the Cascades and getting lost in a good book.Read More
Petite2Queen is a tight-knit team focused on helping women kick-start their lives and careers.Read More
Enid Mallory has worked as a social worker and librarian and mostly as a writer.Read More
The recently published All Things Must Cease by Elizabeth Brundage is a dark, riveting, beautifully written book—by “a brilliant novelist,” according to Richard Bausch—that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.Read More
As regulars on this site will know, sometimes I like to write about some of my favorite recent book cover designs.
Today, I'm admiring this beauty from Lucy Kim for Patrick Dacey's We've Already gone This Far. Lucy is a New York based designer working for Henry Holt. Prior to that, Lucy was at Penguin Group for 14 years.
At time of writing, there are five candidates in the running to become the next President of the United States of America. The internet is crawling with pundits offering their advice on who we should chose and why. But no one seems to have judged them by their book covers. Until now. In this article we throw party politics to one side, avoid debating whether America needs to be 'great again', or 'whole again' and focus on the one thing that truly matters – the quality of their book covers.Read More
This month saw the launch of the second book in V E Schwab's Shades of Magic series. The book was released in the UK and the US simultaneously – and each region opted for a different cover. Lets take a look:Read More
It took most of her life, but Elizabeth Donovan has finally had enough. After years of a difficult marriage, she has finally fought back. She had no choice but to leave the life behind and face the secret from her youth. The old life doesn’t want to let go, as she stumbles into the mystery that involves her deeper than she ever could imagine.Read More
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
Two days ago we rummaged through Shackleton's bookshelves to explore the books people take on expeditions to Antarctica. Today's book cover review focuses on a very different pile of books.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