Tag Archives: book covers

Why so many book cover male models are headless….

If you’ve looked at book covers lately, you may have noticed that often the men’s faces aren’t visible. They’re shown looking down, turning their backs, having only a partial face showing or having lost their heads completely. Why is that? … Continue reading

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#FridayFaves: Squirrels and a favorite cover artist

Friday Faves is a weekly blog feature in which I share two favorite things. One is personal; the other is publishing industry related, but not promotional. Fridays are a no-promo zone on Carabristol.com. You can expect lots of photos, anecdotes & … Continue reading

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I need a hero. Let’s play find that cover art! #FunnyPictures

This is a fun little exercise, I like to call find that cover art! I have a graphics artist who does my book covers, but I like to give her inspiration photos to show her what I’m thinking, because what’s … Continue reading

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New Year’s book parade! A look at the authors who visited

It’s almost New Year’s Day and that means…PARADE!  While parades are traditional for January 1, I have another blog planned for tomorrow, so, I’m holding my parade today. Last June, as part of the SpankA2Z blog challenge, I featured  all the authors who’d … Continue reading

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Searching for the right inspiration…

I’ve been searching for “inspiration photos” to give to the cover artist who is redoing the covers of my Rod and Cane spanking romances False Pretenses, Body Politics, and Disciplinary Measures. I’ve learned that a picture helps to convey what is … Continue reading

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Let’s talk book covers (and enter a drawing)…

At an Ozark Romance Authors meeting, writer and fellow member Amanda Buxton said to me, “I looked at your book covers on Loose Id. They’re the best.” I said, “Yes, Loose Id does really nice covers.” She said, “I mean … Continue reading

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On book cover art, symbolism and Body Politics…

If it’s done right, you can judge a book by its cover. Cover artwork is a marketing tool that conveys the genre and tone of the story, a representational  image, and not a direct rendition. Like the title, its job … Continue reading

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