What’s good (and bad) about book covers
Phil: When you read a Tweet from an author commenting on a BBC news story that reads:
“The process of designing a book cover is collaborative.. involving the author” – BULLSH1T, HarperCollins. Rarely…
You think, “There’s some history there.”
And you’d be right. Polly Courtney famously ditched her publishers at the launch of her novel “It’s a mans world”. Well, I say famously but neither of us knew about it until we went to the self publishing clinic at Stratford Literary Festival, but then that’s because neither of reads the literary sections of the newspapers properly and as far as we are concerned, the publishing world consists of dumbos who haven’t (yet) recognised our talent with the offer of a five-figure book deal.
Anyway, the session fired us both up to think about how we get our book out there. One aspect that interested me a lot was consideration of…
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