Here's what I learned TOTALLY by accident. Personal story sells.

The more bold and authentic your voice, the more easily you'll attract those you're meant to work with. You've got to tell it like it is, and be wholly you. Because readers want to know if they can connect with you on an emotional, philosophical, or even spiritual level. They need to know what you fucking stand for, and the stories you choose to tell will allow them to determine that. These are some of my stories. This is my take on life, writing, and reading.
Writing

You CAN Tell A Book By Its Cover

July 3, 2017

I don’t care what my mother said. You CAN tell a book by its cover, particularly if it’s been designed well.

I tripped over this video this morning. Not only is it entertaining, it gives such terrific insight into what actually goes into the whole book cover thought process. Sorry, you don’t just slap any old thing up and call it a day. Particularly if you mean to draw readers in.