Before I talk about the covers, I want to make something very clear to aspiring authors who might be reading this. According to the self-publishing community, my covers are awful. They make for horrible thumbnails (the main way to sell these days), they are offensive, and they do not conform to the modern standards of… Continue reading My annual(ish) post about the cover
Category: book covers
The Mapback is Finished.
Matt finished early, so here it is. There may be some brightness issues. I'll see after I see the actual printing (I'll never forget receiving the first author copies of The Opening Night Murders; I couldn't see the gloved hand or the razor because it was so dark). Aside from that, this is basically the… Continue reading The Mapback is Finished.
It’s getting there
Of course, this is a mock-up of the final product. It does not represent my full intention. It does, however, represent the direction (colors and style) I haven't shared any progress for a while. This is what I'm doing...with all my free time. One of my favorite stories is the one about David Cronenberg breaking… Continue reading Early Mapback
(Back) Cover Update
Things are moving slowly, but they are moving. I'm always slow, so snail-like progress doesn't bother me; however, I do despair at the ease with which other writers seem to work. Working on their fourth book of the year and publishing two short stories, other writers always have their shit together. I...do not. There's nothing… Continue reading (Back) Cover Update