Nope, it’s not me. One of my covers went under the knife and it’s time for the big cover reveal! So which one was it?
It’s The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management. Paradox, as I fondly call it, has had may nips and tucks over the years, as the feeling of the book is tough to convey. Like all of my science-fiction, it’s funny and it’s a little off-kilter, and it’s been a tough one to get right.
Its previous cover was nice, I thought, and for a very bargain price, the cover designer used some stock art I had already bought. But I don’t think it gave you a sense of the book, though it did get the whole, extremely long title in there nicely.
I don’t know what my thing is about long titles.
Anyway here is the previous cover for Paradox:
It’s not bad, but it wasn’t perfect, either. It was a great job for the price, though.
But then I found Ralf Jürgen Kraft, whose art I purchased for Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only) through a stock site. And when I say “found,” I mean scoured the internet until I found his website using Extreme Googling, only to discover the site was in German. Still, I managed to figure out where to get his contact information, and I’m thrilled I did.
I originally contacted Ralf about a commission for the book I’m announcing tomorrow, and he did such a good job, I was signing Paradox up for the full works before I knew it.
And imaginary drum roll in your head, please, here is Paradox‘s brand-new cover:
All of the artwork is original, and the concept is entirely Ralf’s. The new cover should be live in just a little while, so get it while it’s shiny. Thanks, Ralf, for a great job.
Check out Her Cousin Much Removed (only $0.99 for a limited time), The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only).