September | 2010 | | Page 2

I swear these aren’t mine.

Posted in cell coverage

One of the most frustrating things about the publishing industry is that, like most other enterprises, it’s a slave to supply and demand. Read: Why It Can Take So Effing Long For Books to Hit Certain Countries. So when I … Continue reading

Posted in cover love Tagged color, eye candy, mood

I think it’s a pretty fair assumption to say that titles have a big impact on the way I perceive a novel’s cover. When I saw the cover to Michael Harmon’s Brutal, my first thought was, “Whoa.” And then I … Continue reading

Posted in cover love Tagged caps, cover love, creepiness factor

I’m not exactly an everyday blogger and BELIEVE YOU ME, this is stretching me in that regard. Thanks so much to all of you who’ve been visiting this little place recently. I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s comments and feedback on … Continue reading

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Can I please get a show of hands for all of those completely embarrassed by these Teenagers About to Make Out covers? Gah. Never mind that Rich and Mad looks like a book that was published in the early nineties. … Continue reading

Posted in what were YA thinkin?

So, basically it’s been Awesome Package Week here at the office. And it’s only Tuesday. The graphic designer and I spent a good 15 minutes putting our grabby hands all over these: They remind me a little bit of restaurant … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged eye candy, fonts

When I first saw the cover for Andrea Seigel’s The Kid Table, I laughed. It was a good laugh. I love it when the publishing industry realizes that a message on a cover can be simple, and that oftentimes, less … Continue reading

Posted in cover love Tagged color, cover love, sans serif

I was happy to receive this novel in a package today and couldn’t resist snapping a picture (apologies for the craptacular chromatic aberration). I’ve always been fascinated by this cover. I consider this another one of those genius pieces. When a … Continue reading

Posted in cell coverage Tagged color, illustrated

I don’t think this novel needs an introduction. I know. I know. But give me just a second. When the cover art was first revealed for Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay, I think my first word was, “What?” and then I probably … Continue reading

Posted in what were YA thinkin? Tagged color, mood

One of the first questions that pop into my mind when I see an interesting cover is: “What kind of creative boundaries did the designer have to work in?” I work for a small production company, and 90% of our … Continue reading

Posted in cover love Tagged caps, cover love, genius