Monday, January 16, 2012

By special request from Jerry House

Below is an earlier cover we created for Earthquake Weather. For fear that it would not get the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval we toned it down in later versions, but Jerry somehow sensed it was lurking somewhere and wanted to see it. So here it is.

So far the "contest" has generated very little buzz, so for those who did write in, know that you are all winners! Unfortunately the polling has come down 50/50 on which cover is best (including one off-line write in on FB). Maybe this one could inspire a new round of discussion. (Call this Cover #3 when voting.)

Hell, I may have to end up making this decision myself.

I hate that.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Let the games begin!

Okay. We're back. It's 2012. One last run at beating the Mayan calendar. Let's pull it together, people!

For the first post of the new year I'm running a little contest. My talented book jacket designer, JT Lindroos, and I have developed two possible covers for the e-book of my novel, EARTHQUAKE WEATHER, which will hit the e-stores in the next month or two. I'm torn as to which is better. I like 'em both, for different reasons. But I'm biased of course. So I'm putting it to a vote. Which cover do YOU like best and why? Or do you not like either one of them and think we should head back to the drawing board? Click on the images if you want to see them in more detail.

Here's cover #1:

Here's cover #2:

Which do you like best? Or do neither of them inspire you to give the book a look? In this brave new world of E-Bookery it pays to ask these kinds of questions.

I have another reason for doing this other than my inability to choose between these covers. I'm wondering how many of you are out there. And who is listening. The counter at the bottom of this page keeps going up, but very few of you stop in for a chat. So I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you in to be heard.

When the smoke clears and the decision has been made, I will put the names of all who responded into a hat and pull ten names out. Those ten will receive a free copy of EARTHQUAKE WEATHER sent to their book shaped device on opening day. Think about it. You could be saving enough money to buy a Quarter Pounder with Cheese (not including the tax). I look forward to your comments.