Reading, Writing, and the Book Jacket Design Process A Blog by Mark Graham for Graham Publishing Group Mood is everything when it comes to designing a fabulous book jacket. A great book cover designer understands that his or her job is to translate what it feels like to read your book. Get the mood, understand
By Alexandra O’Connell of Your Resident Wordsmith Diet Coke or Pepsi? Tea or coffee? Regular water or La Croix? We compare things all the time. And, let’s face it, as readers, we’re always comparing books. So why do we get so shy when it comes to comparing the book we’re writing to the rest of
You’ve Written a Book – Now What? By Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group There are two ways to go now that your book is done, and there are pros and cons to each. Traditional publishing. Independent publishing. Let’s define them. Traditional publishing is when you create a relationship with a mainstream publishing house, either big or
Colorado Books and Art Festival – Saturday, March 16th, Arvada Center The Arvada Center and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival, a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, art and music for the whole family. The Arvada Center will be filled with award-winning
Why the Developmental Edit is One of the Hardest Things You’ll Ever Do By Alexandra O’Connell Friends, I’d like to address a difficult and emotional topic: the developmental edit. You’ve sent your manuscript off to your editor for developmental work. You’ve completed a draft! The world is a beautiful place, filled with hope. Rainbows, puppies,
Book Out of Print? By Joe McDaniel In recent months we have come across several authors whose book publishers have gone out of business, resulting in their book titles becoming no longer available in distribution. In some cases, authors have retained their publishing rights. It is important to know the terms of your publishing agreement.