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Adventures in Writing Back Cover Copy

One of the many perks of being an Indie author is having complete creative control over all design, promotional, and marketing elements of your work. Unfortunately, this also means being responsible for writing back cover copy (or BCC if you're hip to the lingo). BCC is exactly what it sounds like: the text that goes… Continue reading Adventures in Writing Back Cover Copy

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Updates Galore!

Greetings, my lovely peeps! Thing have been a little hectic here lately, and I don't have the energy for a useful informative post, so you'll have to settle for a "life update" post instead. Business Item Number 1: I started a new job about 3 weeks ago, which accounts for all the busyness I've been… Continue reading Updates Galore!

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Judging a Book by Its Name: 10 Common Trends in Fantasy Titles

Some interesting observations about trends in fantasy titles…

Thoughts on Fantasy

Title Trends and Fonts (Orbit 2009) Chart showing most frequent fantasy book titles and fonts in 2009, Orbit Books, http://www.orbitbooks.net/2010/08/19/the-chart-of-fantasy-art-part-4-title-trends/

People often talk about how difficult cover designs are to get right, and the role they play in selling books. Titles – the things plastered all over those covers – are a less frequent topic of discussion.

Given how responsive we are to images and colours, covers probably are more important. Still, if you’re online, or talking to other book lovers, sometimes the title is the only thing you see or hear.

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Writer’s Digest Self-Pub Book Awards

Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter the premier self-published competition exclusively for self-published books. Writer’s Digest hosts the 22nd annual self-published competition–the Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition, co-sponsored by Book Marketing Works, LLC and Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc., spotlights today’s… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Self-Pub Book Awards