Pre-Order Echoes of Balance by Cally Ryanne!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In conjunction with Black Friday, and the holiday season, we’ve begun our first Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sale! Pre-order Echoes of Balance by Cally Ryanne TODAY, and have it electronically or physically on your doorstep for its December 17th release. Take the worry and wait out of your equation, and start reading as soon as […]

Project REUTSway Challenge #3: Fairy Tales From Hell – Introducing, This Week’s TOP LOOKS!

Thank you to all who participated in the third challenge of Project REUTSway 2013! With your help, we’ve gotten to the point where we don’t even want to TELL people what our collective word count is, because we’re making the other NaNoWrimo groups look bad. (Psst, it’s well over 700,000 by now.) BUT WAIT. We’re not […]

#spiREUTS

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in REUTS, Social Media, spiREUTS | No Comments

What is spiREUTS, you ask? Our fantastic Twitter followers dubbed the creation of writer/REUTS related cocktails as spiREUTS, an insanely clever play on the REUTS name and “spirits”. Birthed from this moniker, REUTS author Drew Hayes took it upon himself to create four author inspired cocktails (which he had the unfortunate task of tasting along the […]

Top 5 Innovative Vampire Novels

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Books | 4 Comments

Being a vampire novelist myself, I tend to gravitate towards those types of stories in my reading free time. About a year ago I was asked to put together my top five most innovative vampire novels. I recently stumbled upon that post, and have decided to syndicate it to see if you agree or disagree […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 7: UNMOVING Tutorial Finale

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | No Comments

The end is near. We’ve entered the closing chapter of our REUTS Book Cover Art Series, and hope you’ve had fun along the way! We started the series with an idea, something abstract and intangible. After playing around with the idea, and different forms of representation, the final cover was revealed. And if you’re interested […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 6: UNMOVING tutorial continued

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | No Comments

If you’re just now joining us on this cover designing adventure, I’d suggest picking up from Chapter 5, where we begin the tutorial, or Chapter 1, to see how far we’ve come. Last week we ended off with a good starting base of a color-adjusted and textured bench: And again, the basic design elements The […]

#ProjectREUTSway

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Project REUTSway, REUTS | 6 Comments

Welcome to the Most Fabulous Writing Competition of the Season REUTS is participating in NaNoWriMo 2013 – but in typical REUTS “fashion”, we’re going to turn this writing trend around, and make it a collaborative process. Which means, WE WANT YOU, and your fabulous talents! Our goal for this year’s NaNoWriMo is to go above […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 5: Cover Reveal & Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | 3 Comments

The time has come. The cover reveal for REUTS Senior Editor, Kisa Whipkey’s WIP, Unmoving. If you’ve followed along from Chapter 1, it has been a long five weeks as we figure out a starting point, mock and then mock-up some more, to the point where we’re finally able to debut the final cover 😀 . […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 4: More Mocking

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | 8 Comments

This week’s post in the Book Cover Art series is exciting for me as a designer, because I’m able to show you in a side-by-side view how we use feedback to incorporate and transform the design. As promised, I’m going to recap Kisa’s thoughts on the original cover mock-ups from Chapter 3, and then give […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 3: Mocking up the Mock-Ups

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Authors, Books, Design Advice, Series | 10 Comments

I’m going to preface this week’s blog post in the Book Cover Art Series by saying the inspiration fairy is an interesting critter who sometimes decides to hide away at the most inopportune times. In the case of this week’s post, I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to get it done in time. With […]