Book cover comparison
by, October 7th, 2009 at 05:57 PM (290 Views)
I've been waiting impatiently for the proof copy of [B][I]Labyrinth of Fire[/I][/B] to arrive, and finally it showed up today. It looks exactly as I expected it to look, and I'm very happy, especially when stood next to [B][I]Island of Fog[/I][/B] on my shelf! Fills me with warm fuzzies. :-)
Speaking of book cover comparisons, [B][I]Island of Fog[/I][/B] has been through two or three minor revisions since April, and we're talking [I]very[/I] minor edits to fix a couple of typos and re-word a sentence or two. But the latest revision also included updates to the spine text and back cover, as you can see below.
Since [B][I]Labyrinth of Fire[/I][/B] follows through with the same layout, both books match perfectly... unless you have that first edition of [B][I]Island of Fog[/I][/B]. Most readers probably wouldn't care much about this sort of thing, but as a collector I like things to match (I'm funny like that). So, in the interest of matching book covers (and slightly updated text), would those who bought the first edition be interested in a replacement book at production cost only, shipped when you buy the second book? Contact me privately for details.
Here's the first edition...
[I]Full cover - Island of Fog (1st edition)[/I][/CENTER]
I wasn't happy with the centered text so I left-aligned it instead. Also I added Piers Anthony's blurb, a price, the genre, age classification, and a little picture! The spine text is capitalized too. Here's the latest version of Book 1 along with Book 2...
[I]Full cover - Island of Fog[/I]
[I]Full cover - Labyrinth of Fire[/I][/CENTER]
There's a space below the text where I'll hopefully add some blurb saying "fantastic, wonderful, etc," before I launch. In any case, one thing I can promise is that this layout will carry through to Book 3 early next year!
My next job is to read [B][I]Labyrinth of Fire[/I][/B] (again) and mark corrections with a red pen. Meanwhile, I have two proofreaders working their way through. Assuming their suggestions are simple line-edits, I should be well on target to launch in early November.