Yeah, I'd definitely sign up for that, too. Title, cover, blurb — the holy trinity of publishing your book. And then we'll need a seminar on Channelling The Bestseller Inside You...
No, it's likely to be the 24th, but will be more clear about this in the next few days. My week away has set me back a bit, and I really do need a full week to get this nailed. It's a big topic
Following up, @AgentPete - still on this weekend?No, it's likely to be the 24th, but will be more clear about this in the next few days. My week away has set me back a bit, and I really do need a full week to get this nailed. It's a big topic
However, the finished video of the BLURB seminar will be available here in the Colony very soon now.
Tittles is not enough- It is the book cover in its whole entity that makes one pick up the book. Maybe you should include a section on "book covers" instead because the tittle works if the image works. But that's only what I think.I’m thinking about (a) Saturday 9th October, same time as before (5pm UK / 12 noon EDT) and (b) this time tackling the topic of “Titles”.
Let me know your thoughts on both, please.
As usual / normal now for seminars, they will be *free* for Full Members to attend – and also, if you can’t make it on the day, a video version (a new recording) will be available in the Colony a couple of weeks afterwards. Members of the public will be able to attend too, at the low price of $19.95.
I’m quite keen on the ideas of “Titles” because, as with “Blurbs”, they are often under-valued by writers (see Pop-Ups – few of the tittles are really outstanding) and at the same time they do have an unreasonably large influence over a publisher’s decision to acquire a ms, especially from a first-timer.
But do let me know if there’s something you’d rather see us cover.