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Judging Books by Their Covers: BABEL 17

Judging Books by Their Covers: BABEL 17

Let’s have some fun. Let’s live dangerously. Let’s run with scissors. Let’s open up an umbrella indoors. Lets judge some books by their covers! Judging a book by its cover is not wise, but we do it all the time, particularly w... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Why Artists Disappear

The Artful Collector: Why Artists Disappear

1992 Cover art by Sam Rakeland, active in the fantasy field from the late 80s to mid-1990s, then disappeared 🙂 You may be wondering what inspired my ongoing series “Where are they Today?”  – postings which shed light on the doings o... Read More »

Pick Your Favorite Paul Poll #4: April 1928 – March 1929

Pick Your Favorite Paul Poll #4: April 1928 – March 1929

The last of our four preliminary polls to choose our favorite Frank R. Paul Amazing Stories cover. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Interview with Tais Teng

Asni’s Art Blog: Interview with Tais Teng

Tais Teng is a well established and prolific science fiction and horror writer and illustrator from the Netherlands. He has made several hundred covers and interior illustrations – most notably the Jack Vance e-books. His particular affinity is for t... Read More »

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part Two

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part Two

This week's piece covers the remainder of the main ACE Doubles cover artists and illustrators. Read More »

Movie Review: Rewind This! Documentary + Photo Gallery

Movie Review: Rewind This! Documentary + Photo Gallery

A review of the video tape industry documentary, Rewind This! Read More »

Marketing 101: Making Exceptional Covers

Marketing 101: Making Exceptional Covers

Michael J. Sullivan has been delivering some of the best advice and insight into self-publishing offered on the web, and he's not stopping yet. Today - how to get yourself an awesome cover! Read More »

Fresh Eyes on Cover Art

Fresh Eyes on Cover Art

if you are an indie author, or a small press publisher, you can't afford a great cover artist to create bespoke art for your cover. Read More »

Well-Covered

Well-Covered

I’d get more into the topic, but I haven’t got time to plumb the depths of Amazon. Instead I recommend that you do. Look at the genre you picked for your story, and see what the bestsellers are (taking out authors like RR Martin and mega-bestsellers,... Read More »

From Locks to Freedom

From Locks to Freedom

The problem with the internet is that anyone can write something down, publish it, and present it as fact when it’s not. I have ten titles on Amazon, and another one coming out later this week. Every single one, the default is no DRM, although there ... Read More »

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