Note for Kindle Users: Amazon doesn’t do presales for ebooks, so if you have a Kindle and want to take advantage of this sale, leave me a comment to that effect on this post and I’ll give you a code for a discounted ebook come July 1 with the same extras as above .
I am trying to decide on the cover for my next historical fiction: Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up.
It is a story about who created Nancy Drew. You would think that would be an easy answer but it’s not. In fact, in 1980 there was a lawsuit to answer just that question (plus who owned what rights to the Nancy) and there is still significant controversy even today. My book is currently in the hands of my betareaders, but after they are done with it and I make my appropriate changes from their comments, I’ll have it out for you-all to read – I’m hoping by July. But until then I have to decide about the cover.
My basic cover was created by SelfPubBookCovers.com. I worked with Rob – the creative director – and he was very helpful in giving the artist that they picked some examples of art of the era that I was looking for (the 50s), and the show I was basing my title off of (To Tell The Truth). I needed a custom cover, which cost a bit more, but they have lots of pre-made covers in many genres that you can pick from and tweak to your liking for cheap! That coupled with the excellent customer service, I’d recommend Self Pub Book Covers to anyone. Unfortunately for people like my brother (Earl Keleny), who do cover art for a living, they are some stiff competition. Though when you go to his site, you’ll see why he gets paid more for what he does.
Anyway, here are 4 different versions of the same cover. I’ve added a border to three of the four. You’ll have to look closely to see the difference between them. Let me know your preference.
Book III in the Rose Series is finally here and I want to celebrate!
Cover by Aaron Keleny Parks and Earl Keleny
So I am giving away THREE ebook or paper books of any of my books in the Series. How fun is that!
To enter to win go to my website: ckbookspublishing and enter the rafflecopter giveaway. There are many ways to enter and the more you enter, the better your chances to win!
(Note: the giveaway says you can win Rose From the Ashes or Rosebloom, but you can win A Burnished Rose too, if you prefer – I”m just too lazy to redo the giveaway to correct that. If you are a winner, I’ll contact you and ask you what book you would prefer. Also – I will send an ebook (or pdf if preferred) to anyone, anywhere, but will send a paper copy to those in the US only.) The giveaway will run until Friday, Oct 26th.