A professional in marketing said it takes approximately three years for an author to receive recognition online.

This is the continual of the earlier post:

A professional in marketing said it takes approximately three years for an author to receive recognition online.

One of you all were unable to see the cover. Here’s the cover he designed in a matter of minutes to give me an idea of what he was talking about in making your cover look different from the crowd.

He said use bold contrasting colors. Develop your own signature style design that make your books recognizable from other books.

He said books covers could be like handbags. (Yes, I was surprised a guy paid our bags any attention too. He said as much money as his wife spent on them over the years. Yes, he know one from the other.) For example you can take a glance and tell a Gucci from a Louis Vuitton. He said a person could be able to take a glance at a book and recognize your signature writing style. But if they all look alike how are yours going to stand out from the crowd?

He showed me an example of an obvious certain era cover. Saying that if things don’t change most covers today are going to follow the same demise by time as the dime store novel covers.  He used the example of the dime store novels. Saying most were nearly a hundred years ago and but no one know who they were today.

I wrote him again Monday and asked more questions. I asked supposed one is writing pulp fiction, action, or thrillers?

He explain to me that he didn’t mean that action on covers were necessarily bad but just don’t over do it with people and action graphic scenes because to keep the writing career alive in the midst of such stiff competition from all sides one has to be innovative about everything. And perhaps update the book as time goes by which can get quite expensive if you’re using a professional designer.

He explained that in the days of the dime novels the authors had very little competition so it was quite easy to sell hundred of thousands of books.


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Dime Store Novels

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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