Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cover changes

Hello, blog and followers. Been a while, huh? Sorry about that. I don't have a great excuse. I've been busy, but not so busy that I couldn't have posted here. I should have. I didn't. I apologize.

If you can forgive me, I need your help with something. I have a friend named Dave Wilson. I've known him since college. We met on the newspaper staff. He was our design editor. I was the managing editor. We worked together every night making sure the newspaper came out. He's a whiz with all of that design software and I asked him if he'd like giving a new cover for Chasing Filthy Lucre a shot. He'd mentioned an interest in designing book covers in the past so I thought he might be interested. He said yes and got to work. This weekend he sent me the first attempts. They are just take offs of what I'd done with the original. We are still working on a few things, but thought I'd ask all fo you what you think. Are we headed in the right direction? Is there something we should be doing but aren't? Help us out. We are thick-skinned journalists. It takes a lot to hurt our feelings so don't pull your punches thinking we'll get upset. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

*Click on the cover and you can get a bigger version. Once it's up in a new browser window, click on it again and you get a REALLY large version to inspect.


  1. I like the cover. The colors are bold, and the contrast is good. If you were going for a total redesign, I'd look at using some ships. Most of your action takes place there, and who doesnt love 'splosions?

  2. Thanks, ER. We are still playing with things. May go in a totally different direction and ships would be good.