Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
We publish on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday in most weeks.
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Authors: keep your ego off your book covers until you are famous
you are known for writing, conning people out of billions or winning Olympic
medals, keep your name and portrait a lot smaller than the book’s title.
Later on, if you become
famous, you can revise the covers of your earlier books. More about book covers, The Look of a Book: what makes a book cover good or bad and how to design a good one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAPV724