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Saturday, October 19 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Art of the Cover

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A great book cover can often be the key to enticing readers and making sales. What should an indie or small press author consider to help boost a cover from mediocre to fabulous? Have certain styles become overdone? How do genre biases and marketing techniques feed into the creation of a fabulous cover? Panelists will provide examples of their work and others to help you level up your book’s first impression on a reader.

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S.M. Beiko

Based in Winnipeg, S.M. Beiko has worked in the speculative fiction publishing industry since 2010 as a consultant, developmental editor, and graphic designer, and has done so for novels, short fiction, children's books, and graphic novels. She is also an author of young adult fantasy... Read More →
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Roger Czerneda

Roger’s love of photography began when he worked at his uncle’s camera store. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, Roger worked as an environmental chemist and computer programmer, all the while continuing to develop his photographic, photo... Read More →
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Nathan Fréchette

Nathan Fréchette is a queer, transgender sequential artist, publisher, illustrator, designer, and author. He has published over a dozen graphic and prose short stories, as well as five novels, three graphic novels, two works of nonfiction, and the online comic Some Assembly Required... Read More →
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A.A. Jankiewicz

A.A. Jankiewicz (known to most as Agnes) hails from the city of Pickering, Ontario. Her debut novel 'Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds' was published as part of her thesis project at Durham College as part of the Contemporary Media Design Program. Prior to that, she graduated from York... Read More →
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Linda Poitevin

Like most romance writers, Linda Poitevin is a firm believer in happy-ever-afters...especially since she's living her own. But she also knows how hard you have to work at those sometimes, and that's reflected in her stories about people who are as real to her as she hopes they'll... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Salon D - 20 seats