Huzzah! I've been sitting on this baby since May...so I'm not going to beleaguer this post with a bunch of extra words. I just want to say that Ravven is a fantastically talented artist, and an absolute pleasure to work with! I first discovered her a couple years ago, and my immediate reaction was "Wow, if… Continue reading Stones and Finger Bones: The Cover
The 10 Commandments: Book Lovers’ Edition [Infographic]
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!
Judging a Book by Its Name: 10 Common Trends in Fantasy Titles
Some interesting observations about trends in fantasy titles…
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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Cover Reveal: BOUND
Today I have the privilege of helping one of my favorites -- writer and blogger Kate Sparkes -- reveal the cover of her debut YA fantasy novel, Bound. And there was much rejoicing. Yay! I've been lucky enough to read excerpts from this novel and can happily say I can't wait to get my hands… Continue reading Cover Reveal: BOUND
Greetings minions, If you're reading this, you've reached the new and improved internet home of Jessica Minyard, writer of YA and NA speculative and contemporary fiction. Whew, long sentence. I used to be the curator of i before e, a writing-specific blog that has since been disbanded. I'm jumping back on the blogging wagon with… Continue reading Welcome!