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Book Covers: Elevating a Book's First Impression

An extension of Desktopepic's Book Cover Model website Bookcovermodels.com. This group discusses the art of book cover design and what bringing back the importance of graphically capturing your reader. After all, everyone judges a book by it's ...

Website: http://www.bookcovermodels.com
Location: Marietta, GA
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2016

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What Makes a Good Book Cover? 1 Reply

Have you ever been to the book store and, thumbing through the fiction section, noticed the book covers starting to look redundant? Urban literature aside ... which is another topic within this…Continue

Tags: marketing, design, graphics, literature, urban

Started by Corey A. Burkes. Last reply by Kim Wilson Apr 12, 2010.

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Comment by Pamela Hampton-Garland on January 16, 2015 at 10:25pm

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Comment by Arie Love Hinnant on June 18, 2013 at 12:47am

Alexander, I love your book cover! Bravo!

Comment by Alexander Devereux on July 7, 2010 at 2:27pm


Gar Fish & Long Gravy
Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
by Alexander Devereux


Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
ISBN: 978-1-59800-675-9
Cover Price: $12.95
Trade Discount: 40%
Pages: 96
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Thought
Available at: http://outskirtspress.com/alexanderdevereux
Distributed via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Full trade discount at: http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2010



Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereaux didn’t have much. But there was no lack of remarkable personalities, each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life. Gar Fish & Long Gravy collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. Meet Granmama Lia’, whose hard-won wisdom on life, love—and mistresses—is dispensed to in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. There’s Ms. Peaches, who raises chickens in her ramshackle hut yet might be one of the richest people in town. Big Daddy is an imposing hulk, but his massive frame hides a vulnerable past and humiliating secret. Ms. Annie Laurie is a fabulously wealthy white woman who never had children of her own. But her love rains down on young Alexander. And that’s just for starters.

Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. And it is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way. As Grandmama said, “If sense were common, everybody would have it.”





About the Author, Alexander Devereux
Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta.



For more information, visit http://outskirtspress.com/alexanderdevereux





Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker CO 80134 Phone: 888-672-6657 Fax: 888-208-8601
Comment by B.Swangin Webster on May 20, 2010 at 1:15pm
I am an author in Maryland, willing to travel and speak with book clubs about my novels or the writing/publishing/marketing side of it. I also do phone interviews for book clubs
If this is of interest, please email rbowman21@live.com
http://bswanginwebster.webs.com
Comment by Corey A. Burkes on April 12, 2010 at 4:35pm
Hi Kim,

great! You have your book's cover ... if you are happy with it, then follow thru with the rest of your book development/marketing stages.

However, if you feel it may need some help, that's where we can talk and hare some advice on making it appealing to your potential readers.

How do you feel about your book cover? How/where did you get it done?

Corey
Comment by Kim Wilson on April 12, 2010 at 4:24pm
I have my book's cover now what's next.
 

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