December 20, 2011

The cover for Xmas Carol

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Here it is! Is that a great cover or what? And in a few days, the book will be available for sale. (Ebook only; no print version.)

Casey of casey/artandcolour did the cover and I think it's faaaabulous. I didn't dictate the image in any way. It's Casey's creation entirely.

Full disclosure -- I'd love to take credit for the subhead: "An artificially intelligent horror story" but I'm afraid I didn't come up with it. Casey did that too! He went way beyond what you'd expect from a book-cover designer.

Casey, I've thanked you already and I thank you again. It's been such a help to me, knowing that there's a great cover, ready and waiting for my book.

In publishing, they say the book itself -- the writing -- is only 1/3 of a book's attraction for customers. The other 2/3 goes like this: 1/3 for the cover and 1/3 for the blurb (what appears on the back of a print book, and in online stores for ebooks). But Casey went beyond 1/3 by coming up with that catchy sub-head. It makes you want to read the book, no?

Soon, my little pretties, soon. Xmas Carol is only days from publication.


Artichoke Annie said...

My heart actually skipped a beat when I clicked on your blog page today.

I am sooooooooo excited! Anxiously awaiting to read the final version, your draft was FABULOUS.

And yes, Casey did a WONDERFUL JOB with the cover. Kudos all around.

I want to have a party!

writenow said...

Thanks, Annie. It's great to have you as a reader and a rooter!

cm said...

I love the "ghost" computer code on the face. Great idea Casey. I can't wait Keith.