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New year, new site, new features!

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Happy New Year, everyone!

So 2016 is here, a brand new fresh start. A lot happened in 2015 that I am just so thankful for, because it sets the stage for good things in the coming year.

2015 was the year I decided to start up Hynds Studio. But taking the plunge to starting your own business certainly isn’t an easy decision! I can’t tell you how many months I spent pacing back and forth, feeling energized to start something new yet being utterly terrified of all the small details of running a design studio. But sometimes you just have to jump and take the plunge. Do what you love, and all the other pieces will fall into place.

I’ve felt truly lucky to meet so many wonderful authors with such vibrant personalities and stories, and I am so excited to see what 2016 brings.

But what is New Year’s without some RESOLUTIONS? 

So without further adieu, let’s talk about some of the things you might expect to see from Hynds Studio in the coming year!

We’re going to be making a concentrated effort to be a little more active on our blog in 2016. The goal is to provide some insight into books (and their covers!) from a design perspective–this helps indie authors keep their finger on the pulse of trends as they relate to the look and feel of indie books and bestsellers alike. We’re planning out a few regular blog features, including…

  • Bookstore Features – We’ll be taking monthly trips over to our local Bradley’s Book Outlet and feature a new release or a cover that stands out from the rest (for better or for worse!). We’ll be discussing what makes these covers successful (or not successful) and what indie authors can take away from the sorts of books we see on the bookshelves every day.
  • “Behind The Cover” – We’ll pick a cover we’ve designed and talk about how it was done!
  • Author Spotlight – Whether it’s a cover reveal or an interview, we’re hoping to shine a light on the very talented authors we work with here at Hynds Studio.

The hardest part about any New Year’s Resolution is keeping it. We’ll be working very hard to deliver interesting, quality content.

One last thing–Hynds Studio now has a mailing list! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to add your e-mail to the mailing list. We’ll be sending out newsletters periodically to give you updates about new projects coming out of the Studio, as well as some really great deals and discounts exclusive to mailing list members. 

Up for discussion: What’s YOUR New Years Resolution?