Cover Review: Siege Line

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  Siege Line by Myke Cole A lot of authors and publishers use pre-made covers, as you might find here. Paying anywhere from a mere $70 to $140 will get an author a cover already designed for their book; all you need do is replace the pesky TITLE HERE and AUTHOR NAME pieces with the […]

Cover Review: Love Big, Be Well

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Love Big, Be Well: Letters to a Small-Town Church by Winn Collier Oddly enough, I started this review as a Thumbs Up. As I started to lay out the negatives, they just seemed to pile on. The more I looked at it, the more I found. Eventually they overtook the positives. And that’s upsetting. On the […]

Cover Review: The Secret Poisoner

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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder by Linda Stratmann I really like the look of this one. The style evoking the era, and the classic poison image using real bones instead of the typical, simplified icon-look, are all a great touch. The type is done quite well, and, importantly, it’s consistent. This a well […]

Cover Review: Looking for Humboldt

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Looking for Humboldt & Searching for German Footprints in New Mexico and Beyond by Erika Schelby As I look over books, my eyes wait for something that stands out. Whether amazing or appalling. I tend to gloss over the standard, run o’ the mill layouts and concepts. I want to be inspired, to learn, and […]

Cover Review: Pig / Pork

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  Pig/Pork: Archaeology, Zoology and Edibility by Pia Spry-Marques I really like this one. The simplicity and color palette are striking. The etched pig with the retro misregistration grabs the attention, doesn’t it? But, really, it’s the color combination that really sets this cover apart. Nicely done indeed. Published by Bloomsbury Sigma. Cover Design: Unknown at […]

Cover Review: Ruido

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  O Resto E Ruido by Alex Ross Evidence a cover does not need bells and whistles to make a real impact. This is precise, well structured, bold, not distracted by a need for some images here and there. Well done. Publisher site here. Cover Designer: not sure as of yet

Cover Review: The Art of Story Telling

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  The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story by John Walsh The lettering by hand is stupendous, and exquisite, and awesome, for good measure. A wonderful way to tell a story about a book about telling stories. Published by Moody Publishers Cover Designer: Studio Gearbox; can’t confirm if that’s the folks […]

Cover Review: The String Diaries

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  The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones This is nicely done. Unique font selection, but it works. The colorful serpent weaving through. The title could be tightened up a bit better, but overall I like it. Published by Mulholland Books Cover Designer: unknown at this time