Friday, 16 May 2014

Book Cover Reveal: Return on Investment

I'm tempted to just put this up here without comment, mostly because so many things still need doing - the final editing, proofing, layout, file conversion and uploading. But generally, once I see the cover, a book is starting to feel "real" for me.

Garrett Leigh was the cover artist on this one, and the brief was basically me flailing about trying to cram in a little bit of understated sexiness (very understated), and show it's really about character growth, and, oh, it's a financial thriller, too. (Covers should always at least hint at what the genre is, I'm led to believe.) Garrett came up with this version pretty much right away, and all the work was focused on fine-tuning strap-lines and what words should look how and go where. From the very first draft, I couldn't imagine Martin (my main character) looking any other way. What do you guys think?


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  1. I really like it...he gives the impression of being young and maybe a little inexperienced, but keen. And I like how the watch is quite prominent. I do like black & white, or very limited colour covers - and the red fits in nicely.

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    1. The watch has plot significance. :)

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  2. Love it! It's Martin. It's got no naked torsos...I can't wait to buy it:)

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    1. Thanks! It's not really a romance or even erotica, so definitely no headless six-packs. :)

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