Getting the notice, “your book is live” from Amazon is a thrill. Holding the paperback book in your hand makes it real. Today I got my author copies. Picked them up at the mailbox, walked home with the box in my hand then ripped into it to reveal — A Book!
The countdown is on for release of my latest book, Her One True Love, book three in the Prospect Series. The e-book is now available as a pre-order at amazon, here, The print book is still in review. At least it was when I wrote this post.
The only reason I set the book to pre-order was because I wanted time to iron out all the hitches that might occur in setting up the print book. It was a good decision. There have been many hitches with the print book. I think they are all sorted now, but I won’t know for sure until Amazon sends me a “your book is live” notice.
However, since I did use the pre-order option, I’m curious about reader’s preferences. Do you like to know that the book is available on pre-order or would you rather not hear from me until you can purchase the book immediately?
State you preference in the comments. First three posts get a free copy of the e-book.
At last I’m able to show you the cover for my latest book in the Prospect Series. You may remember that it was delayed due to the unexpected passing of my cover artist, Dawn Charles.
Fortunately I was able to find someone who would pick up on the previous books and create a design that maintained the series brand. Thank you to Lori Corsentino/Harmony Creative Design. She worked very hard to make the cover reflect my story. Notice the signs on the stores in the background? Those are all names of businesses I use in the story. The Prospect Photography Parlour is the name of the heroine’s business.
The picture on the right is one of the covers Dawn did. You can see how well the new cover artist picked up on the “look” of the series.
We played around with colours quite a bit and I’m delighted with the colour of the title and the ribbon behind the author’s name. We called it cranberry. I love names like plum, cranberry, mulberry, etc. for colours. They give the artist a wide scope in finding just the right shade. I guess you can do the same with “red” and “blue” but the “food” colours stimulate the imagination . . . and the appetite.
The book is not yet for sale as the formatting isn’t complete, but I’m giving you all a preview of the cover. Watch this space for release details in the next few weeks. Meantime, leave a comment telling me if you think “cranberry” is the right name for the colour.