Video #7: Part 1 – Interview with Indie Author Hub Executive Chair Tamara Heiner

Tamara wears many hats as a writer, editor, and Indie Author Hub leader. In this interview, I ask Tamara about the organization of Indie Author Hub and their plans for the future.

Video #5: Audio book cover reveal for THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM

(Partial transcript)

Hi, everyone! I’m Mary Gray, young adult author of marygraybooks.com. Some of you know that I’ve jumped into the foray of audio books. I wanted to make THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM available on audible.com, and that meant hiring a voice actress through ACX. I have signed with a magnificent talent, and she is recording the audio book even now. In the meantime (and I hadn’t entirely realized this when I began this endeavor) I’ve needed to create a new cover for THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM since I would be considered the publisher. I contacted Spencer Hill Press to be sure that I couldn’t use my old cover, because I love it, but they verified what I feared: that I needed a new cover for the audio book.

So, I went to my sister, Cammie Larsen, who so happens to be a very talented artist. Her work was recently published in THE FAITHFUL CREATIVE MAGAZINE and she worked up something that knocked my socks off!

So are you ready to see it? After I reveal it to you, I’m going to invite Cammie to join me to share a little about what she did to make it.

*Shows cover*

As you can see, audio book covers are actually square-shaped in design. I didn’t know that. And Cammie found the perfect stock image that would jive with my book. I love the blue color, the model is stunning, and the font just FITS.

*Split-screen with Cam* 

Hi, Cammie! I just want to say that I love what you did with my cover. I was wondering if you could share a little about what went through your mind when you created it?

(Her answers include: how we initially chose a different photo, but it was black and white and very limiting, how she chose the font, and a little about the layout.)

 

 

 

 

Video #2: Interview with Vanessa K Eccles, Executive Editor of The Faithful Creative Magazine

In this interview, Vanessa is kind enough to answer the following questions:

  1. Can you tell us more about your writing background?
  2. What inspired you to start THE FAITHFUL CREATIVE magazine? What have been some of your obstacles, and what are your dreams for this magazine?
  3. Tell us more about your books and where we can find them.

Don’t forget to buy a copy of this beautiful magazine at http://www.vanessakeccles.com/thefaithfulcreative.html!