Thursday, July 14, 2011

TBD Print Cover Sneak Peek

Ash finished the full print cover a couple nights ago and I wanted to share it. I think she did a great job. Basically, she just had to add the spine and back cover for the CreateSpace version, and I really like what she did. I think it'll make a beautiful book.

The blurb on the back is the same as can be found on the series page linked at the top of the site. I know I didn't really make it big enough here to read.  I love, love, love the eyes on the spine and can't wait to stick the first proof we've ordered on a book shelf and just... look at it.  Books can be fun like that, right?

You can see on the back she's got two swirly black things there.  It's might not be immediately obvious, but those are tails.  I love the subtle design.  You'll have to read the story to find out how they fit, though.

This cover makes me wish we could do a hardback run.  Sadly, that's not really feasible for a small, independent outfit like us.  Maybe somewhere down the road though...

One last side note: I need to type of the official more "legalese" page and post it on here, but if you buy one of the print versions, I'm offering the e-book free with that purchase (your choice of format).  It's something I want to do for all my titles forever (not like a limited time thing).  I'm sort of trying to equate it to what I do with music.  With artists I really like, I try to buy the album even though I do most of my listening on a portable device.  It's great to be able to have the physical copy as more of a collectors item and just rip the songs to my iPhone.  I figure, why not do that with books?  The issue is that you can't really "rip" a book on you own.  Thus, I'm going to try to figure out clever ways to get people a free copy of the ebook so that my readers can have their cake and eat it too. 

For now (and it will say this on the page I eventually work up for the top), if you come into possession of a print book (I'd prefer you purchase one to support me, but I honestly have no way of knowing and am just happy if people are reading it), I'm going to ask that you just send me an email with a picture of the book.  I'm hoping people get clever with it, maybe take a fun picture with my book somewhere exotic.  Like Kansas.  Because Kansas is a lot different than Indiana.  I will, however, accept and appreciate the pictures even if they're simply of the book on a table in some random house.  Or in a hand held out in front of you taken via cellphone.  If you don't own a camera or don't know how to get a picture into an email... email me anyway and we'll figure something out. 

In the future, I may try to get a more automated system where I can embed a code that lets you download the file from somewhere, but we're not that clever yet.  Until then, I'm just going to do it manually via email.  Oh, and if you're looking for how to contact me... it's up there under the About the Author tab.


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