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How to Create a Great Title and Eye-Catching Cover

A few decades ago, most book covers were a solid color with a standard font and a title that almost always told you nothing about what was inside if you didn’t already know. Those days are long gone. Today, we judge book by their covers in a nanosecond, so your cover not only has to stand-out as a thumbnail image, it has to hold a potential reader’s attention for five seconds or more, and have a title that is alluring and able to be listed on page one in Amazon’s search engine.

That’s a lot to cram into one image and three to ten words

So, how do you do it?

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May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finding Your Book in a Foreign Language

It’s always fun to find your book translated into a language you don’t speak, even a little bit. Leaping Lemmings has been translated into German (my great-grandparents were fluent) and … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Schenectady Today Interview: Leaping Lemmings

Host Ann Parillo asks me about my picture book Leaping Lemmings!, as well as lemmings themselves, on Schenectady Today. Check out the artwork, the story behind the book, and some … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaping Lemmings (Officially) Released Today

Larry and company make the leap into bookstores! Regular readers of this blog have heard about Leaping Lemmings! for months now. This brightly colored picture book with a cogent message … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Leaping Lemmings – Cover Reveal

    Here it is at long last — the final cover for my first picture book, Leaping Lemmings! I won’t go into all the details that took this book … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Trailers

Announcing the release of Leaping Lemmings! September 6, 2016!   Just because it looks very cool: Leaping Lemmings! in Mandarin.   Announcing the release of Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment