This Is Horror – Best Cover Art Nominees (and covers)

The rather lovely fellows over at This is Horror just announced the nominees for this year's This is Horror Awards. The categories are numerous and the books and stories are all very worthy. Also, and I think this is rather unusual for an award, they actually give readers a whole month to get their votes… Continue reading This Is Horror – Best Cover Art Nominees (and covers)

10 Book Covers That I Really Like (also, homework)

There are a few steps to getting a book out into the world. There's the actual writing, which is slow and uninteresting, but then there are fun parts. Bright shiny parts. Like thinking about possible covers. I remember making a cover myself, long ago, in an effort to help myself visualize the fact that one… Continue reading 10 Book Covers That I Really Like (also, homework)

5 Books With Surprisingly Bad Original Titles

The great Sol Stein has this to say about titles in his excellent Stein on Writing: Venture into any bookstore and look at the titles of new novels on display. Take note of your reaction to the titles of books by authors you don't know. You'll see how many books don't tempt you to pick them up… Continue reading 5 Books With Surprisingly Bad Original Titles