Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fiddling With Covers

...or a Cover Reveal of sorts...

This is a pair of stories set in 1830's Paris.  I had previously published the first one under a pen name (Anne Shaughnessy) because while they are historic fiction and include a mystery, like my Egyptian stories, they are in a different setting.



After thinking things through, (and reading some blog posts on the subject) I decided to own the first book and publish the second under my name.  Today is the first day that Book 1 in its new form is available on Kindle.  I am waiting to approve the printed proof, but unless I discover something shocking, the print version will be available by week's end.

I just finished a Goodreads giveaway with the book listed under my Nom De Plume.  It shouldn't be hard to consolidate the two accounts (Goodreads requires a separate Author's Page for each published name). 

They are showing up a little dark on this page. The book on the left is royal blue (the background is blue velvet). The right side one is wine-colored, but not so dark. I may re-upload the images.

...And I just got my first honest to goodness 'borrow' on Book #1.  Not too shabby...

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    1. Thank you! From the Queen of Photos, that's great praise!

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  2. These look amazing! Incredibly professional and eye catching!

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  3. Oooo, nice looks! I like how good they look together, too.

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  4. Lara, Meradeth and Liz -

    It means a lot to get praise from someone other than your mother or coworkers. I know we have to please ourselves, but it's good to have someone else saying "Hm. Not too bad, actually..."

    Thanks!

    Diana

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  5. Those are both great looking covers!

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  6. Hi Diana .. the covers look 17th century and then French Revolution time .. but evocative of their story ..

    ... and definitely different from the Egyptian ones ..

    Clever - something I need to learn .. cheers Hilary

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