Descriptions for heat levels in book list

------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

grabbing reader interest

When looking for a video, what should I have stumbled across but the following. It's about a Harlequin (big romance publishing line) photo shoot. It's how they did it and emphasizes how important covers are to selling a book even when it's from a name author and big publishing house with reputations all of their own.

One thing about covers is they have to fit the genre. When you write a particular type of book, you need to look at books in that genre. If you are not a writer with a lot of money or big publishing house behind you, you do the creating on a budget, but you recognize that what you see on the shelves is what you are competing against for reader attention. 

I think the writer with less money can learn from this kind of shoot-- even if their son who is equally handsome won't pose for them... no sour grapes at all... none... well maybe a little ;).