Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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What’s wrong with the publishing biz? Sameness. I’ve been noticing the problem with book covers that the author of this piece observes: There’s a plethora of covers with bold shapes … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · 11 Comments

A new cover for my oldest ebook!

I just felt like it was time to refresh this baby, which I published about seven years ago right about now. It was the lead-up to my first indie novel … Continue reading

August 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

In No Particular Order ~ cover peek

When In No Particular Order comes out next week (fingers crossed!), it’ll have this up front. I put it together with Canva, the do-it-yourself graphics site, and had a blast … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 12 Comments

No accountin’ for taste …

I completely forgot that I had submitted the cover of Town Father to a popular website on all-things self-publishing, featuring an arbiter of cover design excellence who is apparently making … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 14 Comments

My new novel is coming down the pike

Countdown time. My new novel is on the horizon. I have the paperback proof in my hot little hands, and I’ve been poring over it for those hitherto undetected typos … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 21 Comments

You can judge a book by its cover

It’s a cliché that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but come on. Let’s face it.  A lot of book covers tell you that what’s inside isn’t going … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 25 Comments

I know that face from somewhere

Here’s an interesting conundrum. I’m putting the finishing touches on my new book, which, as I mentioned earlier, is a quasi-historical novel set in Northern California in the 1880s through … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Children’s stories get the minimalist treatment

Via Brain Pickings, regard these terrific minimalist posters for some of your favorite classic children’s tales. They’re by designer Christian Jackson and can be purchased as posters in a variety … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Max Scratchmann is doing his part to make me famous

The eminently talented Max Scratchmann, who did the cover illustration for Yesterday Road, has added that image to his Indie Wall of Fame. There you’ll find a number of his … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 11 Comments

Breaking cover: my soon-to-be-released ebook

This is the cover I’ve designed for my little collection of stories coming out soon. I didn’t want to drop a lot of coin on an artist’s services for this … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 14 Comments