“Welcome to the madhouse, Syth.” The Untold Read-Along Part 10

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Authors, Blog Tour, Series | No Comments

Welcome to The Untold Tale read-along! The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey is the first book in the Accidental Turn series, the second book of which, The Forgotten Tale, will be released on December 6th. To prep for book two, we’re sharing a ten-part series that will be part recap, part review, and part discussion […]

“I’m allowed to want it.”: The Untold Read-Along Part 5

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Books, Series | No Comments
“I’m allowed to want it.”: The Untold Read-Along Part 5

Welcome to The Untold Tale read-along! The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey is the first book in the Accidental Turn series, the second book of which, The Forgotten Tale, will be released on December 6th. To prep for book two, we’re sharing a ten-part series that will be part recap, part review, and part discussion […]

“I assume the body is a corpse.”: The Untold Read-Along Part One

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Books, Series | No Comments

Welcome to The Untold Tale read-along! The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey is the first book in the Accidental Turn series, the second book of which, The Forgotten Tale, will be released on December 6th. To prep for book two, we’re sharing a ten-part series that will be part recap, part review, and part discussion […]

What Not to do When Querying

What Not to do When Querying

Originally posted on Editorial Director Kisa Whipkey’s personal blog, we felt the post outlining what not to do when querying fit nicely with our REUTS Full-Transparency Series and, with permission, would like to share it with you all again! Below you’ll find a lot of behind-the-curtain insight for all your querying needs. Please note, since Kisa […]

The Multiple Facets of Rejection

The Multiple Facets of Rejection

With every rejection we send, we like to leave the relationship open ended, allowing authors to reach out and ask the all-important question: why was my submission not accepted? Every author runs into this question, likely multiple times throughout the course of their publishing career. Of course we can’t divulge all the specifics, but we can give a […]

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 […]

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 […]