Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover

BAD BOOK LARGEI’m constantly looking at book covers as part of my “job” here at Indies Unlimited. On top of that, I run into authors posting their covers in groups all the time, asking for input. So I see a LOT of covers. And most of them all have the same issues.

What I find most ironic is that the same people keep posting book covers with the same problems. I don’t get that. Please allow me to make something perfectly clear. And I’m not just making this up to be difficult or bossy or right. I’m speaking from experience. I used to provide my own cover art to my small Indie publisher – and because of that, I’ve taken some lumps. But I’ve also learned some important things about book covers. I share this knowledge freely, to help my fellow Indie authors. Book covers are important. We all want to make a good first impression. Book sales count on it. Continue reading “Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover”

Sneak Peek: Odd & Odder

Today we have a sneak peek from the eclectic collection by authors K. S. Brooks and Newton Love: Odd and Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Satire, and Suspense.

Odd & Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Satire & Suspense brings together the creative, off-beat minds of published authors K. S. Brooks and Newton Love. From short stories befitting The Twilight Zone, to lustful verses of poetry, to thought-provoking flash prose: Odd & Odder is consistently fresh, sometimes outlandish, and truly entertaining. A total of 22 original works and two bonus excerpts from the authors’ novels are included, providing something for readers of all tastes.

Odd & Odder is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

And now, an excerpt from Odd & Odder

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Sneak Peek: Bad Book

Today we have a sneak peek from the bawdy spoof by authors K. S. Brooks, Stephen Hise, and JD Mader: Bad Book.

The name’s Case. Just Case, that’s all. He is a man among men and therefore no first name is needed.

Women want to smack him – men want to smack him, too, just harder. Join Case on his epic travels through multiple literary genres as he ruins horror, space-adventure, noir detective, spy-thriller, westerns, classics of literature, pop culture icons and more with his own unique panache.

Never before has a spoof conquered so much with so little.

Bad Book is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

And now, an excerpt from Bad Book

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Formula for a Bestselling Horror Novel

Of course, yes, I know you’ve been waiting for this. Who hasn’t been? I’ve already shared with you the formula for writing a blockbuster action/adventure bestseller, a knock-em dead romance bestseller, a spine- and pants-tingling romantic thriller, and a Young Adult Paranormal Romance. I know – that’s really benevolent of me, right? Despite that, you thought I left out a market with huge potential: horror. Well please, patience! I can only turn out one of these labor-intensive formulas each month. They’re quite draining, you know.

Speaking of draining, this book’s got it all: vampires, werewolves, zombies – a story destined to be a bestseller once you add your personal touch to it. How can you go wrong?

Follow my advice below, and you’ll be fighting off a legion of dedicated, zombie-like fans!

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