Art and Photography

Bestseller Book Covers: Crude by Bill Nemmers

Here’s the first book to receive my Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval. That is a great book cover and a wonderful social media graphic (that is eminently shareable).

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Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval

In my experience, at least 70% of all book covers really fail at selling a book (whether the book is self-published or brought out by one of the large New York publishers). The book covers either don’t look right, lack any kind of design sense, signal that the book is an afterthought rather than a […]

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What’s Hot? What Comes After Adult Coloring Books?

Adult coloring books have been the hottest thing in publishing for the past year. Even Walmart has a full free-standing display of them. Also, Michaels Craft Stores carry over 150 adult coloring book titles. Five of Amazon’s top 50 bestsellers today are adult coloring books (very adult).

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All You Have to Do Is Read!

This is where the magic happens. All you have to do is read! What a great image! And a great tip.

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Seth Godin on Book Covers

I’ve seen a lot of bad covers even this year from major publishers as well as small publishers and self-publishers. That shouldn’t be happening. Book covers are too important in helping to sell a book. No author or publisher should ever settle for an adequate book cover. They should only settle for a fantastic cover […]

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Music Is How We Decorate Time

Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time. And books are how we decorate infinity.

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Tools and Resources: Create Images for Social Media | Infographic A Day

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media (including Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more).

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Craftsy: Teach Online Crafts Classes for Pay

Craftsy provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life. Craftsy is a membership site that allows its members to post arts and crafts projects, take online classes, buy craft…

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