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Greatest 80s Music Videos – the Digest: “Rio” Duran Duran

Duran Duran, with their unique synthpop sound, pastel clothing and male model looks, was the perfect creation for early MTV. They were the first to use exotic location shoots and cinematic techniques in their music videos. Like “Hungry Like The Wolf,” a companion video filmed in Sri Lanka, “Rio” was directed by Russell Mulcahy. The genius […]

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What Writers Need to Know About Book Cover Design: An Interview with Artist Lee Libro

Effective cover art has always been an important part of publishing a book. In this dawning age of self-publishing and indie writers a good cover artist is an important member of every author’s publishing team. I was lucky to come across the talented Lee Libro who created the cover art for my novel, The Pursuit […]

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Cover Reveal for THE PURSUIT OF COOL !!

The cover is the work of graphic artist Lee Libro, who did a fantastic job. A book cover is important on many levels, not the least of which is marketing and conveying a sense of the story within. I think of book covers as being the artistic face of the story, and as hard as […]

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THE SURFER eBook Jacket Selection Poll: Vote Now!

I decided to release THE SURFER as an ebook, so I needed a cover. Then I went a little crazy with Photoshop. Five covers (plus a Bonus cover) emerged from the layering, rasteurizing, and the gaussian blur. How to pick one? As a market test/experiment in radical democracy/outreach to my Friends and Followers, I offer […]