We recently attended the Self Publishing Show in London and were privileged to be picked to have Stuart Bache (Books Covered) give one of our titles a Tony Hart-style makeover. Stuart has designed covers for prominent name authors such as John le Carré and Stephen King as well as a cluster of indie stars such as Mark Dawson, Adam Croft, LJ Ross, and Craig Martelle.

Book design

The guinea pig was our thriller book, White Horse (Dark Paradigm #1) by Jay Tinsiano and Jay Newton. The current and original cover doesn’t convey that book’s genre (action/thriller) although it does hint at the occult driven apocalyptic narrative revealed throughout the series.

The session gave the 800 plus gathered indie authors and publishers a demonstration of the cover design process. No easy feat inside an hour while answering audience questions. However, Stuart did a sterling job and used his immense skills to create a stunning cover.

We hope to work with Stuart for a relaunch of this Apocalyptic Thriller quadrilogy.

Other talks and panels included Joanna Penn’s The Creator Economy, Non-fiction: Failure to Fortune with Mark Reklau, Amazon Ads Targeting with Jane Margot, Big Data Unleashed by Alex Newton among many others over the two days.