A new cover is always a source of anxious expectation. Will it reflect the content of the book? Will it make the casual shopper pause and take notice? Will it be a dazzling jewel you can show off and be proud of or something embarrassingly unattractive you’d rather keep at home in a drawer?
One of the big draws for me in working with Wise Words, Tell-Tale Publishing’s non-fiction affiliate, was getting a Patricia Lazarus cover. She and I had worked together on my vampire romances with ImaJinn Books and in the design of my website graphics. It’s nice to put something as important as the World’s first impression of your work into the hand of someone you trust and respect . . . and she didn’t let me down.
Getting It Out There: PR and Social Media for Writers is my first foray into non-fiction and I couldn’t be more excited. That’s ME on the cover (albeit a younger, thinner me who could actually wear heels instead Skeetchers!) I asked Pat for something fun and informative that could be changed with each new chapter and she came through with this delightful rendering. Gosh, I’m going to have to start working out!
Getting It Out There: PR and Social Media for Writers launches with its first chapter Branding: What’s in a Name? on September 23, 2011 (that’s next week!) so stay tuned for more reveals . . .
WINNER! Jenny Solis sent me a photo of her and her brand new Kindle that she won in my scavenger hunt giveaway. Sweet girl downloaded my By Moonlight series first thing. Happy reading, Jenny!