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All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests

After seeing several blog posts and other references to #PitMad and #PitchMadness and a #Plethora of other Twitter author pitch contests, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Now, this method is not for everyone and it will certainly never replace the querying process, but I decided to go for it. I… Continue reading All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests

Brinda Berry · self-publishing

Making the Most of a Cover ~ Brinda Berry

I recently obtained the rights back on my young adult series. The Whispering Woods series consists of three books. The original covers provided by the small press were fine, but I knew I wanted very different covers for a new release under my own imprint. I’m fortunate to have access to a cover designer who… Continue reading Making the Most of a Cover ~ Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · Marketing/Promotion · self-publishing

Is a Cover More Than Eye Candy? ~ Brinda Berry

I judge books by their covers. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. As I walk down the bookstore aisle or click around the virtual one, I stop when I see a fantastic cover. For discussion purposes, I’m going to use a book from one of my DSRA sisters. Exhibit A:  Borrowed Cowboy. Here is a book meant for… Continue reading Is a Cover More Than Eye Candy? ~ Brinda Berry