In Episode 7, Adrian and Rebecca speak to Jem Butcher, one of the UK's leading cover designers and creator of six designs for Hobeck books to date (below). Jem talks about why he made the switch from being art director of Simon and Schuster UK to go freelance thirteen years ago, and why he never tires of the challenge of designing superb covers. Adrian and Rebecca also discuss the potential return of live event literary festivals this summer, Hillary Clinton's foray into thriller writing, and how depression can derail the creative process.
In The Hobcast, Adrian Hobart and Rebecca Collins, the founders of Hobeck, aim to get under the skin of launching a publishing company from scratch in the midst of the pandemic.
Each week, Adrian and Rebecca will discuss the key issues of the week, the ups and downs of running a creative business, and they'll hear from the people who make Hobeck possible: the authors, the editors and the cover designers who help them bring great stories to life.
If you're an aspiring author, self-publishing, working in independent or traditional publishing, or just love books - this is the podcast for you.
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