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So one of the AWESOME advantages to self-publishing is the autonomy I get as an author on what the final book will look like. Not sure how many of you know this but often authors aren’t even consulted on the cover art. Unless they’re a super big name, they are unlikely to get a look in, and even then it’s not guarantee that the publisher will take their feedback on board.
I designed the cover for my first (non-fiction) book, Wise at Any Age, and it was one of my favourite bits of the whole project. Plus it was fun to work a multitude of skills into one project. Not only did I write it, I also get to use the book as a showcase of my ability to illustrate, design and layout a publication so it’s print-ready.
Friends We Haven’t Met is no different, although, as a contemporary piece of fiction it’s not going to be illustrated. Not that contemporary fiction can’t be illustrated, as Kurt Vonnegut has shown us.
But it will most certainly have a cover! I’ll have to adjust the design for the hardcopy version, but for now this is it in design:
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When not writing, making art or recording podcasts,
Kaitlyn can be found in trees, listening to Dharma talks on her iPod, Boon.
Thusly named because
Brian Froud = Awesome.