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Comments on A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: That About Covers It Part 2





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The changes were perfect. You were dead-on about ...

2007-12-09T18:07:00.000-06:00

The changes were perfect. You were dead-on about the swizzle stick. It looks a thousand times better. And having a giant word "Fuzzy" and a smaller word "Navel" didn't look right either.

I'm glad you found someone willing to listen and take suggestions. My first publisher also co-wrote the story with me, so he had a lot of great ideas from his experience, while mine were more about staying true to the character. Glad you got both.

nK

PS- Thanks for the tidbit about the villains ;)



Hi JA, I must admit I havent heard about you until...

2007-10-29T05:01:00.000-05:00

Hi JA, I must admit I havent heard about you until now. Good thing I stumbled upon your site. I'll check out one of your books one of these days.



The purple cover looks well cool

2007-10-20T05:14:00.000-05:00

The purple cover looks well cool



i liked that red colour design.its quite attract...

2007-10-11T05:25:00.000-05:00

i liked that red colour design.its quite attractive and that purple too.good job



I was nitpicking the first one just to join the co...

2007-09-27T20:02:00.000-05:00

I was nitpicking the first one just to join the contest, it was fine by me. But, I really think the purple pops!



Hey, Joe. Where'd your archive index disapear to?...

2007-09-27T10:27:00.000-05:00

Hey, Joe. Where'd your archive index disapear to?



It's amazing at how a book cover can really someti...

2007-09-27T08:37:00.000-05:00

It's amazing at how a book cover can really sometimes make or brake you with book sales amongst all of the other tricks I have learned.



MUCH BETTER! Nice to know they listened. I like al...

2007-09-27T06:54:00.000-05:00

MUCH BETTER! Nice to know they listened. I like all the changes. I always look for the skull...lol. I think its a great little hidden thing.
Tell Hyperion Nice Work!



Joe, sweet new cover. And you're right about worki...

2007-09-26T20:43:00.000-05:00

Joe, sweet new cover. And you're right about working together with the publisher. There's definitely give and take.

My first four novels, my publisher loved my Book Titles. But on the sequel to Isle of Swords, we went round and round with titles. I mean a coupla months of round and round.

When all was said and done, I didn't get the title I wanted. I got one I could live with. But that's okay. There are hills to die on and then there are hills to sled down and enjoy the ride.

The cool thing about all this is: Joe, they are building a brand out of you. That's pretty dang cool, eh?



The purple cover looks great. A very small thing, ...

2007-09-26T16:03:00.000-05:00

The purple cover looks great. A very small thing, about which you may not care at all:

The rifle is very recognizably an H&K PSG1. (I say very recognizably, realizing there are many folks who don't know or care, but aware of the fact that plenty of mystery readers do know and care.)

If the meanies don't use that very rifle, it might be something to consider adjusting.

Now, if you thought THAT was trivial, here's another: the cartridge lying next to the glass is equally obviously not a 7.62 X 51 mm, the caliber used by the PSG1.

Again, the tiniest of things, but there are those who will notice.

All that said, I think your novel covers are excellent and doubtless sell a lot of books for you.



I love the new version of the cover. I didn't dis...

2007-09-26T12:38:00.000-05:00

I love the new version of the cover. I didn't dislike the original but thought that it appeared a little retro, like a throwback to old time detective novels. This one pops.



The purple looks fantastic. At first I wasn't craz...

2007-09-26T10:22:00.000-05:00

The purple looks fantastic. At first I wasn't crazy about the sniper rifle, but once I zoomed it, it really looks nice.



The new cover is great and really pops--orange and...

2007-09-26T01:17:00.000-05:00

The new cover is great and really pops--orange and purple are on opposite ends of the color spectrum, and really go well together.



You are absolutely right about the importance of t...

2007-09-26T00:43:00.000-05:00

You are absolutely right about the importance of the cover. I worked in the home video industry and cover art was EVERYTHING!!! You couldn't even peek into the video to see anything like you can with a book. Nice looking book covers! Congrats!



Wow, definately better. Very cool, that not only ...

2007-09-25T16:55:00.000-05:00

Wow, definately better. Very cool, that not only did they not get snippy over your objections, but actually acted on them.



Janet: I want to complement you on catching my typ...

2007-09-25T15:22:00.000-05:00

Janet: I want to complement you on catching my typos. Sometimes its hard to do things wright, especially when I learned everything I know from that famous book, "Read Gooder, Right Gooder & Speak Gooder."



Thanks, Janet! Its good to know.

2007-09-25T14:44:00.000-05:00

Thanks, Janet! Its good to know.



Interesting stuff. Thanks. I've always been a be...

2007-09-25T11:48:00.000-05:00

Interesting stuff. Thanks. I've always been a believer in approaching people reasonably and expecting them to be reasonable. It's impressive how often it works where belligerence wouldn't.

BTW, every use of compliment and its variations in the post and in the comments should have been complement. Compliment means to say nice things or give free products or services. Sorry for being anal, but this error is almost as frequent as it's/its.



Joe: The blue was changed to purple but the orange...

2007-09-25T09:17:00.000-05:00

Joe: The blue was changed to purple but the orange letter was not changed. The original colors (orange and blue) go together, as compliments on the color wheen. Orange and purple do not, though. It would be more attractive if yellow was used for the lettering, making the primary colors yellow and purple, which are compliments on the color wheel.



Sometimes I think that us writers tend to forget t...

2007-09-25T09:05:00.000-05:00

Sometimes I think that us writers tend to forget that publishers, booksellers and agents want what we do: to sell books! Lots of books! Your respectful, all business approach worked really well, Joe--I like the new cover, especially the cool purple.



You communicated clearly, honestly, and reasonably...

2007-09-25T08:18:00.000-05:00

You communicated clearly, honestly, and reasonably, and they paid attention, as any good business partner would. You're in the business together.

I agree with you -- I like the new cover much better.

I also like the new look of the blog.



Hey Joe - LOVE the new cover. It's good to know an...

2007-09-25T08:02:00.000-05:00

Hey Joe - LOVE the new cover. It's good to know an editor will listen to author suggestions. Can't wait till it hits the store!

Darcy McKenna



I have to agree - changing the color was a brillia...

2007-09-25T07:47:00.000-05:00

I have to agree - changing the color was a brilliant idea. You obviously understand the human mind. :)



Frankly, I think they are fantastic covers.I parti...

2007-09-25T06:08:00.000-05:00

Frankly, I think they are fantastic covers.
I particularly like the banner style for A Jacqueline 'Jack" Daniels Mystery on the last two.



On the jpg the words Rusty and Nail have a differe...

2007-09-24T23:04:00.000-05:00

On the jpg the words Rusty and Nail have a different size. On the actual cover, they're closer in size.