Friday, June 17, 2011

My People – Psychomancer

I'm super happy with the presentation of this book. The cover art is so eye-catching, and the design so clean and professional. I really think it's going to get people clicking.

Sometimes I feel like I should keep the people I work with to myself. They're my secret advantage. Would Lance Armstrong give all his opponents his gigantic heart, 25% larger than it should be? Would Kobyashi give his opponents his strange abdominal layout which allows his stomach to expand down into regions most people's can't? Would Chael Sonnen give Anderson Silva his steroids?

But we aren't opponents. This isn't a zero-sum game. And maybe the writers in my readership will remember this and drag me up with them when they rise to the top.

I make such sacrifices for you people.

Aaaaaaaaaanyway.

The wicked cover art is by Ricardo Sandoval. Check out his great work, and then contact him at tvlookplay at hotmail. Looking through his gallery, he's awesome at creating striking images of badass women. I could imagine several of them as book covers.

The beautiful, badass young woman in this image is model Natalie Paquette.

As usual, the design was done by the patient Wendy McBride. I love how she managed to give the design a clean scifi feel, and yet somehow maintained my visual branding.If you're a pain in the ass who no designer will work with, try contacting Wendy at mcbride.wendy at that thar gmail. You're welcome, Wendy ;)

Finally, the copy edit was done by by Rebecca Stigge. Contact her at rhstigge at that thar gmail. This was a particularly difficult one, I'm sure, because of the extremely close third combined with looooong sentences. I don't hesitate to recommend Rebecca. Her grammatical skills are second-to-none.

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