Less is more.

I received some feedback the other day, that the samples for the cover design I’ve been placing here are too small to get a really good look at the detail in them. I have to send my apologies through on this one… I’m still a novice when it comes to sizing and placing elements in my posts and I can only promise to try to deliver better representations in future.

That said, I think I’ve settled on this one. All the finer issues on the front of the cover have now been dealt with and to me, it’s looking very crisp. I’ve requested a view of the rear, with blurb inserted, so I can proof-read prior to final acceptance.

On an unrelated note, I’m planning an injection of additional funds in the not-too-distant future, which will move my books to a new level with regard to marketing. This will allow for the purchase of new bar codes, which was an oversight on my part when I purchased a package of book numbers mid last year. I’ve since learned that for printed works (as opposed to ebook versions), I require both an ISBN and a bar code in order to get my books listed on multiple supplier ordering systems.

In conjunction with the re-releases of my books with the new codes and ISBN’s, I’m also planning revised editions of “GOTH” and “HUNT”.

Every day, I learn something new!

gg… over and out!

Spot the difference.

Isn’t it always the way, that when you witness something remarkable or strange and you try to point it out to others, the thing disappears? Like seeing a shooting star in the night sky, while the person standing next to you is looking the other way.

I thought it would be a good idea to document what normally happens during the process of cover design; however, the process this time seems to be taking forever and is proving to be everything but ‘normal’!

I woke this morning to the arrival of the latest iteration of the new cover and I have to say, I’ve stared at it for so long, I think I’m in danger of developing a few extra wrinkles in my forehead. Can you spot the differences?

I’ve written back and re-requested the changes I asked for a month ago – let’s see what happens this time – but in doing that, I found myself in the terribly uncomfortable situation of having to give a bit of negative feedback to a person whose work I really admire. All I could think while doing it was, how would I feel if a ruthless editor got hold of one of my books and started slashing away with a red pen at all my hard work.

I doubt I would like it at all… so, taking that into account, I tried to be as objective as I could, while also being direct on what I required.

Please don’t take this report as a spray on Akira’s work… it’s just another example of the sorts of things that can get in the way of producing something great, when creative minds collide.

The frustrating wait continues…

gg… over and out!