Cover Reveal, Survey, and a Giveaway

The title says it all. Next week we’ll be back to a normal posting schedule, I promise; but for now, we get some new goodies for Alen’s War!

Cover first…

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Ah, I fooled you, didn’t I? (sneaky Sheriff of Nottingham face) I said before that the color scheme would probably be deep red, but then I turned around and made it soft green. That wasn’t a lie. I initially did want a red cover to match Agran’s flag, but while I was playing with colors, the green really stood out to me and contrasted well with the ship. Oh, and it wasn’t as scary as deep blood red.

Inevitably someone is going to ask the question, so I’ll answer now: Yes, I designed the cover myself, but I had a lot of sound input from other artists and the useful features of Paint.net and Picmonkey.  Who said an indie cover had to be expensive?

And that brings us to my second announcement. I need your help with a new blog series: Q&A on indie/self publishing. I don’t pretend to be an expert self-publisher, but other new authors and interested readers are always asking me the many questions that I had to answer myself when I was publishing Son of Ren. Obviously it’s a hot topic. In order to write about it, I need to know what questions to answer, so if you have a question about self-publishing, post it in the comments or email me through this page. Thanks in advance for your help!

Finally, the fun part- the giveaway. It opens on Friday, and you can enter by following me or tweeting a message to your friends. Here’s the link. Good luck!

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4 thoughts on “Cover Reveal, Survey, and a Giveaway

  1. First: Sweet cover! Second: Answer for the Questions which results in asking questions. (Did I make any sense there?) Anyway. I’ll start with the cover. Where do you find the picture of the ship? (I’m assuming you didn’t create it, for which I could be wrong.) The background I assume is resulting from Picmonkey background? I know that the cover makes a huge impression on the reader – despite the time old saying, “Never judge a book by it’s cover.”
    Next: Agencies. Through talking with you I know you work through Createspace Amazon. (Please correct me if sometime has changed.) But have you ever considered using a Literary Agent for advertisement and the like? And if you know anything about Literary Agents that would be of assistance. Since Createspace is a wonderfully straight forward thing there’s not much to go over on that.
    OK, I think that’s all for now….Maybe. 😉

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    • Thanks for your helpful questions, Ellyana! I will make sure to cover that information in the new series.

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