My first book, a science fiction space-pirate romp called Zero, is due for release this August and it’s feeling more and more real every week. This week is no exception. Dagda Publishing revealed the cover art at the weekend and here it is in all its glory. I have to say, I’m more than a little chuffed.
Seriously, writers, don’t settle for less than amazing cover art. Even if it costs a little more, it’s worth the investment. All that guff about not judging a book by its cover? Guff. I may chance a book with a poor cover if it has been strongly recommended to me but whether I am browsing in a book shop or online the first thing that draws me to a book is the cover and I know a lot of other readers feel the same.
There are exceptions, of course, but it’s all about giving your book the best possible chance to have someone pick it up and give it a try and presenting it in the most appealing way is the first step.
I’m so immensely pleased with he’s done for Zero. Check out my Zero page for the synopsis of the book and you may be able to see how well he has captured the feel of the story.
This week also sees the launch of Dagda’s CrowdFunding which aims to raise money for marketing Zero, so stay tuned to see what perks will be on offer 😀 You also get a video of me stumbling through my promotion talk, which is worth watching for a laugh if nothing else.
Stay tuned, everyone! I’m not even close to done yet.