Diary of a series redesign: the final cover designs – revealed!

In the final part of our series on book cover design & redesigning a book series, we reveal our final cover designs for The Hidden Series by Lian Tanner.

We’ve taken you through many stages of the process, from our initial need for new book covers, the direction of the cover design and covers meeting, finding a cover illustrator, assessing the cover roughs and now here we are, with finished covers! 

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Relive #YAFanFest16 – a night of celebrating Young Adult books!

We held our first ever Festival of all things YA in Sydney, with #YAFanFest16 hosting Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Garth Nix, Deborah Biancotti and Margo Lanagan, as well as over 200 attendees keen to hear about our upcoming releases and from the authors on a wide range of topics. For those who missed out, and those who were there and want to relive it, you can do so here with our video from the night and collection of posts from social media below (we recommend you watch the video in one window and scroll the tweets in another!).… Read the rest

Reminders why we need Women’s Equality Day

For Women’s Equality Day* Jess shares some occasions that recently reminded us that women are not regarded as equals of men, plus two recent reads which resonated and help keep us sane when facing up to the battles of modern feminism.Read the rest

Diary of a series redesign: One Direction to Rule Them All

In the second of our series on book cover design & redesigning a series, we take the four options discussed in the last blog post and take them to The Covers Meeting…

And so the time had come to choose a design direction for our Hidden Series re-jackets.  It was time to brave the Covers Meeting…

The Covers Meeting, wherein we editors and publishers show a number of cover options – sometimes early rough concepts, and sometimes covers that have already been refined down to the fine details of typography, colour and where to put the tagline – to a panel of experts from around the company, namely: sales, marketing and publicity.… Read the rest