Another not to judge the book by

Yes, it’s another cover concept. I for one am kind of tired of looking at them, but I suppose that will end soon enough.

Meanwhile, here’s the latest.


An early prototype cover


This prototype cover was done to meet an early deadline for inclusion in catalogs sent to booksellers. The final print cover may not look anything like this.

I am uncertain about using a photo of myself (or, really, anybody who isn’t a celebrity) as the dominant cover graphic. Thus far we haven’t had much inspiration about other possibilities. Suggestions welcomed.

My inclination is to design a cover specifically for the eBook edition. It seems to me the small size at which one usuallys sees an eBook would demand an especially graphic treatment.

Do you have any experience or advice about that?