- Cover Design and the Self-published Author
- An International Cover Story
- Designer Brief from Self-Publisher
- The mental image of a character : the influence of covers
- Female images : the message on romance covers?
- Designer Stubble: the Bane of Regency Book Covers
- Making Covers Work for You, the Author
- Covers: should images be historically accurate?
- A Close Shave (or the gentle art of Pogonomotomy)
Life is getting difficult for writers of Georgian and Regency romance
Shave? Our Regency heroes have traditionally been clean shaven. In fact a quick flick through Mills & Boon’s book of cover designs, The Art of Romance, has only one cover with any facial hair on a man. It is a small, neat moustache. I confess I haven’t read the book, but I am not convinced that he is the hero. However, a quick look in any street or on social media will tell you that beards are now becoming fashionable. Designer stubble is already creeping in, will full beards follow?
but how about designer stubble? It is definitely considered sexy now, isn’t it?
It certainly didn’t put off the fans of Bridgerton!
To be fair, stubble isn’t as inappropriate as we might think, in some circumstances. Read on….. Continue reading