Your masterpiece is complete. You’ve done umpteen drafts, run it by a few Beta readers. It’s been edited and the market awaits. You scratch the surface of book production and are faced with a new raft of questions. How to get a cover that will sell your book? What font is appropriate? How to format an eBook? What’s the difference between ePub and MOBI and does it have something to do with Herman Melville?
Lucy Llewellyn, in conversation and by example, will explain all, going through the do’s and don’ts of cover design, what works best for eBooks as well as paperbacks, how the cover you imagined might not be the one you need. She’ll discuss how to make the inside of the book look as professional as the outside and the sometimes conflicting requirements of paperbacks and eBooks. Finally, she’ll outline the options available for authors wanting to work with professionals to produce their books and where she sees her company, Head &Heart, within that market.
Lucy Llewellyn launched Head & Heart at the London Book Fair in 2014. She works with many trade and academic publishers, independent authors, and creative organisations. She runs a tight-knit team of freelancers with a wider network of talented publishing folk that she can turn to when things get very busy. As well as driving her team, Lucy specialises in cover design.
The West Sussex Writers meeting will take place 19.30 on Thursday 8th March, at the Church Hall, Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring, BN12 4XB.