Mar 30, 2013

Flicker

Rights, that's it. I talked months ago, before I left for Ethiopia that I wanted to publish Flicker. And it's not like I don't have a reason for it not being on Amazon yet aside from being lazy. Time to get off my butt and actually format it for Kindle.

That being said, I have a few questions for you guys.

  1. What's appropriate to put on the copyright pages of self published books? All Rights Reserved and leave it like that, or something more detailed? And if you're writing under a pen name, is that what you have the copyright under? Is © Gwen Tolios legally correct?

  1. Covers! I was a much bigger fan of my previous mock covers, but that was back when I had access to Photoshop and InDesign. Now, I just have Paint. And let me tell you, it's a pain to work with. I tried to draw a chair and it didn't work. And so I tried to make one using shapes, and it also failed. Rawr. So, of the two below that I spent more time on than it looks like, which do you like best? Suggestions?







    I know it's been awhile since I've talked about the story, but it's a ghost story. Cydelle can talk to the animal ghosts around her farm, and lonely for company she goes searching for a human ghost. I wouldn't call it a happy story.

6 comments:

  1. In answer to Number 1, I copied from an ebook I owned. But I don't know about the legal implications of using a pen name. It must be okay though because lots of people use them.

    As for the cover, the chair is probably the one that draws the eye the most. Was the black and white intentional, or just the easiest to work with? A splash of colour might make the cover more compelling.

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    1. Color is very possible. I just used black and white cuz it was easy and I thought would fit the ghost theme, but all of these can change.

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  2. Smashwords has a formatting guide that has a section on the copyright page and what should go on there. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52 Here's the link, it's free.

    I wouldn't have the patience to try to create book covers in Paint. Kudos. None of the covers make me think of ghosts though. >.< The rocking chair is the one that catches my attention the most, but I doubt it'd make me look at the book. The monotone scheme doesn't help either. Is there any way to use your mock up covers because I remember them and they were nice.

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    1. Sadly, those are on a computer in the States, whose condition and location is unknown. Wait a minute...I uploaded them here! Maybe I can download them...

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    2. Got um! I can't edit them though, but as people said they think they would mostly work as is.

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