Why Photoshop artistry makes boring book covers, even when they’re mine…

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t help thinking that book covers these days – the ones that appear on Amazon and elsewhere – are all rather homogenised. Literally, in a pixel sense – they all seem to use one or another Photoshop layer-and-blend technique to float words, ghost-like, amidst artwork which… More Why Photoshop artistry makes boring book covers, even when they’re mine…

Three things to learn from Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

I just read Andy Weir’s The Martian. Woah! Awesome! And yeah, I know I’m six months late. But hey… It’s a classic author success story. He self-pubbed on Amazon – then was picked up for mainstream print release and an A-list movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet. But what Weir has achieved is wonderful!… More Three things to learn from Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’