The Journal: A Quick Primer on Cover Design

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Topic: A Quick Primer on Cover Design * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “[I]n the online world, the cover is the single most important way to position the book.” Bigstock blog “When you browse the Amazon bestsellers in your genre, you should notice patterns in color schemes, fonts, layouts, and images.” Dave Chesson, Kindlepreneur Topic: A Quick (Very Basic) Primer on Cover Design If your immediate response to this is “I don’t need this because I have a cover designer,” well, good for you. But you’re throwing … Read more

The Journal: Boredom and the Power of I Am

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Topic: Boredom and the Power of I Am * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers “[B]oredom comes when a reader anticipates (even subconsciously) what will happen next—and then it does.” James Scott Bell Know how to beat boredom for your reader? Don’t plan. Just write. Topic: Boredom and the Power of I Am Even if you’re a non-believer, the bible and other religious texts hold important lessons for everybody. There’s much wisdom there. In my humble opinion, the most important is the concept of I AM. I Am is the … Read more