This post is about covers. And is just for fun.
I just started the e-mail list for the “Think Like a Publisher” workshop to join up the writers from around the country who are planning to attend. And at the same point, all of us at WMG Publishing Inc. have been working at upgrading everything and doing new covers for most every title we have up.
At the “Think Like a Publisher” workshop in July and at the “POD Workshop” in early October, we are going to be helping the writers attend do covers and start the process of understanding what makes a professional cover and what makes your book look like an indie-published book. (Still room in both workshops. Write me with “Workshop” as the only thing in your subject line if interested.)
So that said, here are a few covers we have done or are working on.
To start off with, this fall I have two original books coming out of WMG Publishing. “Dead Money by Dean Edwards. That’s a large thriller set in the world of professional poker and will be the first book in an ongoing series.
The second novel I have coming out this fall is a Poker Boy novel called “The Slots of Saturn.” This is the origin story of Poker Boy’s team. And you also get to see their new “office/clubhouse” that Stan helped them build in the sky above Vegas. All the Poker Boy stories and collections will be redone to follow the look and brand of the novel.
Coming out now is the reissue of the Kris Nelscott Smokey Dalton series. All six will be in electronic editions by the end of next week and in trade paper soon after. Here are five of the six covers to show you what we did with them. I think they are pretty nifty.
Along with everything else, we are redoing the nine stand-alone parts of the “Freelancer’s Guide” with new covers, new uploaded editions to hold formatting, and putting them all into $6.99 trade paperbacks. Just for fun and contrast, here are five of those covers.
Also we are working like mad to redo all the short fiction and short novel covers, as well as a bunch of backlist novels we already had up. That is the process that is taking a lot of time since they all need new covers and new uploads. Here are five of those covers.
Anyhow, all if this was to show you what we are doing at WMG Publishing Inc these days. Allyson Longueira (WMG’s publisher) is also slowly working on the web site and doing a weekly blog. Later in the summer or early fall we will also have Ella Distribution Inc. up and running and going out to indie bookstores with WMG Publishing books and other indie publisher’s books as well. (We will announce on the WMG Publishing web site and the Ella Distribution website when we open up submissions from other indie publishers for the distribution system.) Stay tuned this fall. Lots of fun here on the coast.
And if you like what we are doing with covers and want to learn how we do some of what we do, sign up for either the “Think Like a Publisher” workshop this July or the “POD Workshop” this September/October. On the workshop tab above.
And note, the covers down the right side of this blog are older covers that have not been redone yet. But they all will be in the next month or so. (grin)