Thursday, April 9, 2015

Link Fiesta

Current cover trends in Romance. Very interesting article, apparently, less is more in romance cover trends.
"In terms of what’s working in the industry today, the authors and designers we talked to are in agreement: “I think simplicity does it now; it used to be that the fancier covers were the ones that really got the attention,” says Carrington, who adds that her recent clients are asking for uncluttered covers. “Nowadays, it’s cleaner lines and unique colors.” Her favorite at the moment are the monochrome covers with color used only in the title or on a part of the image. “It really draws your eye,” she says. Collins also says that, as an author and a reader, she is drawn to simple covers using a single symbolic image."
Update: Dear Author has an interesting comment thread on his cover trend article.

Bookbub v. Kindle Deal.

How Harley Quinn became an iconic DC character. Good article, but I find it a bit bizarre that Harley is being portrayed as a feminist icon. She's mentally unbalanced and is in an unhealthy, to put it mildly, relationship with a murderous sociopath. What's next? Madame Hydra, girl power role model? Come to think of it, that would actually make more sense. Hail Hydra!