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I published my first novel Ancient Evil in January of this year, so I am new to the Indie Author world. I always knew I wanted to write a novel, but I kept putting it off to deal with the more immediate needs of my day job and being a dad to three wonderful daughters. When my youngest got out of diapers, I decided to knuckle down and write something I would personally like to read. Ancient Evil is that book. It is set in a contemporary setting (for the most part) and has some good sci-fi elements that I will be able to develop in future novels in the series. If you want to see the blurb or read an excerpt, check it out on Amazon US or Amazon UK.
I am also new to blogging. I mostly started this blog because all the cool authors have one, as you can see from this incredible blog tour organized by RRBC (click here to see the full line up). I had no real desire to, ahem, share my feelings with others, writing a novel exposed quite enough of my inner self. That being said, blogging is starting to grow on me. Blogging is a great way to organize my thoughts about the craft of writing and the science of book marketing. But enough of me, for this post, I thought I would shamelessly take advantage of the additional traffic and get some free advice.
As with most authors and other types of artists, I worry about whether my end product is any good. Getting reviews on my book are the best way to tell if people like my book, but, as those of you who are authors know, reviews are hard to come by. I am not going to ask you to review my book today, although if you want to, feel free to pick it up on amazon and write a review – here. instead I thought I would try and get some feedback on my book cover.
I designed my original book cover myself when I launched my book, but recently I have been wondering if it may be too dark, too difficult to see in thumbnail format or just not very appealing. I started to play around with some new designs when my tech savvy teenage daughter noticed what I was doing and decided to design a cover of her own.
Today, your very exciting challenge is to help me choose which cover I will use for my book for the next year (or until I feel the need to change it again) and you get to decide on a winner of the Griffiths family cover design competition!
Well, it’s exciting for me.
Your choices are:
As I don’t want you to feel compelled to vote for my daughter’s design in order avoid crushing her hopes of a career in book cover design, I am not letting you know which is hers and which is mine. You should also know that she doesn’t know I am mentioning her on this post, she would probably be mortified if she did know. I also think I have a better chance of winning if you don’t know which is mine and which is hers.
Don’t worry about sparing my feelings either, if you think that none of the choices are particularly good vote that way. And no, I am not referring to the US Presidential Election, although…
Thanks for your input! I’ll post again once the results come in. If you want to find out the final results, sign up for my e-mail list and I will let you know whenever I post something new.
It is REALLY IMPORTANT to note that in order to win one of the daily prizes you still need to leave a comment in the comment box below, just voting in the poll won’t register your e-mail address for the draw.
Till later and thanks for visiting.