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Note: I'm breaking the no-graphics rule today so readers of this blog will be able to see the cover for my book. Sorry if I jammed your bandwidth but I suspect that readers of this lite version of the blog also want to see it.)
Here it is! Is that a great cover or what? And in a few days, the book will be available for sale. (Ebook only; no print version.)
Casey of casey/artandcolour did the cover and I think it's faaaabulous. I didn't dictate the image in any way. It's Casey's creation entirely.
Full disclosure -- I'd love to take credit for the subhead: "An artificially intelligent horror story" but I'm afraid I didn't come up with it. Casey did that too! He went way beyond what you'd expect from a book-cover designer.
Casey, I've thanked you already and I thank you again. It's been such a help to me, knowing that there's a great cover, ready and waiting for my book.
In publishing, they say the book itself -- the writing -- is only 1/3 of a book's attraction for customers. The other 2/3 goes like this: 1/3 for the cover and 1/3 for the blurb (what appears on the back of a print book, and in online stores for ebooks). But Casey went beyond 1/3 by coming up with that catchy sub-head. It makes you want to read the book, no?
Soon, my little pretties, soon. Xmas Carol is only days from publication.