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By Its Cover: Jonathan Kellerman’s Killer

Does the type of book you prefer impact what covers you give a second glance? Looking past the very large, bold letters revealing author and title and focusing solely on the cover image, we see a lone figure on the steps of a columned building. The architecture of this scene calls to mind the type… Read More ›

By Its Cover: The Martini Shot

How do we choose what we read? Reviews? Word of mouth? Familiarity? Or by its cover? I’ll admit the first thing that caught my eye about this book was its title: The Martini Shot. Then I noticed it said “a novella and stories” and that it was by George Pelecanos. Now, working in a library,… Read More ›

A Cover Revealed

An author dreams of what the cover of their first book would look like.  We’ve written the story and sent it out for a hopeful response; all the while, in the back of our minds, envisioning what our cover could look like.  Would it be a scene from the story?  An abstract collage suggestive of… Read More ›

A Tale of Two Covers

Judging a book by its cover is inevitable, n’est pas?  We all do it in spite of our best efforts not to.  After all, an eye-catching cover will draw our attention to pick up that book from the shelf and read the blurb to find out what it’s about.  For an author, that’s half the… Read More ›

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