Tag: marketing and design

Cover shoots

Film still, Interview, Kim Killion

Cover artist Kim Killion knows what it takes to shoot a good cover photo.

What a publisher does

Film still, Dominique Raccah, Popular Romance Project

Becoming published is much easier than becoming well-published, says Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks.

Attracting a reader

Film still, Jessica Andersen, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

What do writers think of their covers? Author Jessica Andersen shares her thoughts on the role of covers and titles.

Being in charge

Film still, Bella Andre - What happened when you started self-publishing

Bella Andre believed that her novels could sell better, so she took matters into her own hands.

Outwitting the kill order

Film still, Shelley Bates interview

Writing under three names helps romance author Shelley Bates maneuver the expectations of bookstores and readers.

A good cover

Film still, Kim Killion interview

As more people shop online for their next read, cover designers have to make sure their covers are eye-catching at any size, says designer Kim Killion.

A picture is worth…

Film still, Interview, Kim Killion

Romance cover designer Kim Killion describes the process of negotiating with publishers to figure out just what they need.

Getting started with covers

Film still, Pickyme - How did you get started designing book covers?

Every week, artist Pickyme (Patricia Schmitt) designs as many as three new romance novel covers. How did she get started in design?

From cover to cover

Film still, Pickyme, Popular Romance Project

What does creating a cover involve? Artist Pickyme describes the process.

A business in transition

Film still, Steve Axelrod, 2012, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Agent Steven Axelrod describes the changes facing the publishing industry, from writers to agents to retailers.