Posts Tagged With: Pyr

Is Canva the Betty Crocker of Book Covers?

Canva book cover review- It Happened One Doomsday

It could have happened so many different ways…

If you’re an author, what’s the easiest way to make a decent book cover?

Unless a publisher is creating the book cover for you, you can expect to spend anywhere from $100 to $1,000 hiring a designer.

So when Canva comes along and offers ready-to-use book cover templates — for free — it makes you wonder.

Can ordinary people like you and me create a free book cover?

How difficult will it be?

How good will it look?

I decided to put Canva’s new book cover templates to the test. Here’s what I found out. Continue reading

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YES! New Book Deal Announced!

OMG, I want to frame this. My new book deal with a New York publisher is right at the top of today’s Publishers Lunch.

Laurence MacNaughton's debut urban fantasy IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY, about an inexperienced crystal sorceress who scrambles to stop the end of the world without falling for a muscle-car driving mechanic who is fated to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, to Rene Sears at Pyr, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (World English).

My new book deal is in Publishers Lunch!

Publishers Lunch is a daily publishing industry newsletter put out by Publishers Weekly. Essentially, it’s the #1 place for announcements about new book deals between literary agents and publishers.

According to the website, their subscribers number more than 40,000 publishing professionals.

And, you know … little ol’ me.

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