Wednesday, 20 February 2013

What Do You Look For In A Book Cover?

Hello everyone,

Sorry that I haven't been publishing as much as I should. Surprisingly, trying to self-publish your own book in a matter of weeks is just slightly more stressful than you would think. So I'm not actually going to revisit my ROW80 goals for this week, and instead focus on what I did manage to achieve!

Things for the book launch are definitely coming along.

I now have the newsletter sign up for The Five Day Writer up and running! It is not yet very sophisticated, with follow-up emails etc., but sign up before the 17th of March, 2013 and you will definitely get a free copy of The Five Day Writer's Retreat. Thank you to those of you who have been quick off the mark and have already tried to sign up. It is now up and working, so please try again!

The Five Day Writer website has also continued to be updated.

But more importantly, my wonderful assistant, Bea, has been hard at work creating a number of mock covers for my e-book!

The only problem is now that I can't decide which one I like best :D

So, I've narrowed it down to 2 covers and am putting it to a vote here, as I trust your opinions.

A little promo about the book from the website;

Retreats are times to rejuvenate and prepare your mind, body and soul for change. They are calm places that give you the tools to enable you to face your fears and follow your dreams. And what better dream than to be a prolific writer?

Whether it is a historical romance or a website on the science of space – this book will help you banish writer’s block and write more freely than ever before.

The Five Day Writer’s Retreat covers essential topics such as:

-          Understanding Your Creative Nature: how to overcome your fears and limitations.
-          Entering Your Writing World: creating flow and sticking power.
-          Motivation and Will Power: learn how to maximize each for effortless writing.
-          Lifestyle of writing: arrange your life to produce better quality writing.
-          Preparing for your work: build anticipation and excitement for your particular project.

With that in mind, which of these two covers do you think best encapsulates the feel of the book?

Do you think the cover should highlight the writing aspect, or evoke feelings of relaxation and 'retreat'? 

Constructive criticism welcome, as these are only the mock-ups that can be changed. 

Cover 1:
Cover 2:

Thank you again everyone for your support.
Don't forget to sign up to the newsletter at before the 17th of March, 2013 in order to get your free copy.

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