TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

Author Ann McMan (Galileo, Beowulf for Cretins) doesn’t like blowing up the relationships of her characters, she prefers to blow up their lives, the political and social realities that surround them. It’s in that wreckage where she finds the meaning she’s looking for. While this week’s episode starts off talking about fluffy romances, it quickly goes to other places. 

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

Find Ann McMan online

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Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

August 6, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 3 Finalising The Cover

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

In this episode:

  • How much is enough? How much is too much?
  • The ransom note method of design and why it’s terrible
  • Cover design for digital vs printed books
  • The two biggest mistakes people make on covers
  • Using a pre-done cover design service
  • How to use your cover to maximum impact in your marketing
  • The Back cover and the spine
  • How much time should you allow for cover design?

 

Find Ann Online

 

Website http://annmcman.com/

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

July 22, 2019

The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Episode 1 - Book Cover Design Basics

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • What to ask when hiring a designer (why everyone should hire Ann)
  • What designers REALLY need from the authors
  • When it's good to get out of their way and let them work
  • How to be sure you're using images and typefaces LEGALLY.

 

Find Ann Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan