I’m retiring the old “High Strung, A Glass Bead Mystery” book cover this week. And while I’m sad to see it go, I’m excited to take the next step on my journey as a writer. Two years ago when I embarked on the adventure of publishing my first book, I had very few resources. A cover designer? I didn’t have one, so I hired a recent art school grad to create a cover. It was an oil painting, and it was perfect. The book is a murder mystery, and the cover conveyed exactly what I was looking for—a noose made of handmade glass beads. I have a image of that painting above my desk that I look at every day. It’s a terrific cover, but it’s time to let it go.
My book will soon be re-published by Booktrope, and my life as a self-published author will come to an end, at least for now. One thing that had to go when I signed on with this publisher was the old book cover. The new cover—oh, this new cover—I’m thrilled with it. And I’ve accepted that it’s time to move on. Out with the old, in with the new! That is my mantra these days.
On Sunday August 2nd I’ll be revealing the new cover of “High Strung,” and saying good-bye to the old cover of the painted noose on the blue background, but I expect I’ll keep the poster of my very first book above my desk for a long time to come.
Join me online at facebook.com/JanicePeacockAuthor on Sunday August 2nd from 3Pm to 6Pm Pacific time. I’ll be revealing the new cover, playing games, and giving away lots of prizes.
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