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How to find a great book cover artist or illustrator…

Let’s be honest, people do judge a book by its cover–especially in this digital age of mass picture uploads on social media sites, flooding the internet with images. If you have a poor quality cover, or one that does not fit your genre, readers will dismiss the book in a second without even reading the title itself. A great cover can save that from happening!  This is true with book illustrators as well.

On Goodreads.com, I’ve created a folder for book cover artists and illustrators to post about their services. Here is the link to that folder: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/837698-book-cover-artists-illustrators

And for more listings, you can check out the folder on the E-Author Resources blog: https://eauthorresource.wordpress.com/book-cover-artists/

https://eauthorresource.wordpress.com/illustrators/

Remember! Always do your own research on the artists you find! While I provide a place for artists to post about their services, I do not make any guarantees as to the quality of their work.  Take a look at their prior artwork, and even request samples.  This will help you see if what they provide is a good fit for your project.

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

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Are you wondering how to find a great editor?

Editors are essential in the publishing industry! I cannot stress this enough. A great book will remain a poor one if it is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, so do not think you can “wing it” by editing your book yourself.

The link below has hundreds of editors who offer a wide range of services.

Please do your own research! I make no warranties or claims about the quality or creditability of these listed editors, so it is in your own best interest to look at the work they’ve done on similar books and request a few samples of their editorial services.

You can view them here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/837692-editors

Best,

Vincent Lowry

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More on the NY City Luncheon on 7/23/15

To follow up on yesterday’s post, here is additional information from Ashleigh at Penguin Random House regarding the event (as posted on the Goodreads.com Authors/Readers group:

This luncheon is perfect for readers and writers who are in town for the RWA conference. If you are interested in writing a romance novel, or just want to know a little more about the digital imprint process, we’d love to meet you.

The event will consist of a panel with the Loveswept team, Q&A with some of our top authors, a meet-and-greet, and, of course, lunch! Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.

Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Ashleigh

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What does it take to publish a romance novel? (A Penguin Random House Luncheon in New York on 7/23/15!)

Dear Authors and Readers,

Have you ever wondered what it takes to publish a successful romance novel? I’m happy to announce that Penguin Random House is hosting a luncheon in New York on 7/23/15 to discuss that very topic!

Here is a link where you can learn more about this great opportunity:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/random-house-rwa-luncheon-tickets-17339307335

And I’m excited to say that we have an inside look at Penguin Random House on my Goodreads Authors/Readers group, where we will talk to a representative and interview authors:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12075312-what-does-it-take-to-publish-a-romance-novel-new-york-luncheon-7-23-1

Best,

Vincent Lowry (Author of Surfing the Seconds)

From the website:

Random House invites you to go behind the scenes with digital romance imprints Loveswept and Flirt.

Do you want to know what goes into publishing a successful eBook? Join us to learn that and more at our luncheon featuring a panel of Loveswept/Flirt’s lead team members, a Q&A with bestselling Random House authors J. Kenner, Tracy Wolff, and Claire Kent, and a meet-and-greet with top industry professionals.

What’s Included:

  • Panel with the Loveswept/Flirt editorial, cover design, production, copywriting, marketing, and sales teams, including a question-and-answer session
  • Q&A with bestselling authors J. Kenner, Tracy Wolff, and Claire Kent
  • Lunch from Dean & DeLuca
  • Meet-and-Greet with the publishing team and Loveswept/Flirt authors
  • Complimentary review copies of SAY MY NAME, EXPOSED, SWEET THE SIN, and DOING IT FOR LOVE emailed to your inbox after the event

Loveswept and Flirt are Random House’s* digital-only imprints focused on romance and women’s fiction titles. More consumers are reading eBooks than ever before, and we’re looking to the future and seeking to partner with the most forward-thinking and up-and-coming authors to introduce them to an avid new audience of digital readers.

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