ConCarolinas 2019 / Deep South Con 57  ||  May 31st - June 2nd
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Saturday, June 1 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Design Your Cover

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Step 1: You wrote a book. Now you need to market it and despite the cliches, readers really do judge a book by it's cover. Your novel needs to stand out from the crowd, both on the shelf and in the search results, and no matter if you're self-published or with a small or large press, you might be the one responsible for the cover. This panel will take you through the basic process of researching, designing, and testing book covers so you can create, critique, and market the best possible face for your work.

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JD Jordan

Awesome dad, killer novelist, design director, and cancer survivor. Also, I'm charming AF.
JD Jordan is the award-winning author of the acclaimed scifi-western novel, Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man—and has also been featured in Creative Loafing, The Grantville Gazette, The International Journal of the Book, Newsweek, Paste, and... Read More →

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S.H. Roddy

Author, Writing
South Carolina native S.H. Roddey has been writing for fun since she was a child and enjoys building worlds across the speculative fiction spectrum filled with mystery and intrigue. She brings to the literary world a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark... Read More →
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Melissa McArthur

Literary Guest, Falstaff Books
Melissa McArthur is the founder and president of Clicking Keys Writer Services, a full-service editing, cover design, and layout company based in the upstate of South Carolina. She also serves as an Acquiring Editor for Falstaff Books, and is an accomplished editor and proofreader.Her... Read More →
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Robert Bevan

Author, Writing
Robert Bevan took his first steps in comedy with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his first steps in fantasy with Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, these two loves mingled, festered, and congealed into the ever expanding Caverns & Creatures series of comedy/fantasy novels... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT