I’ve been busy acquiring a short, sharp education in paperback cover art.  It is much more complex than I thought.  You have to start with a very high quality picture.  It has to be a certain size, to allow for trimming.  Everything important must be away from the edges, so that it doesn’t get trimmed.  Insignificant flaws in the image are magnified.  It is complicated stuff, I tell you, but I am enjoying the process.

I got nothing done yesterday, thanks to a dose of food poisoning, probably from some fish I ate Sunday night.  But today I have been good–I have finished a review for Sagefire that I promised them ages ago, and worked on the cover for Heart of Hythea. And now I am telling you about it in a blog posting! 🙂

What I am listening to: Kammersymphonien/Arnold Schoenberg
What I am reading: The Campfire Girls at School/Hildegard G. Frey

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I have been reviewed by Sage Fire and I am quite happy with it! Have a look:

http://sagefire.pencraft.biz/apr08/Review.Heart_Hythea.html

8 campfires. Yay.

I will have to figure out how to use it in some promotional materials.

I am in the USA. Hooray for malls. Hooray for Sonic. Never take these things for granted…

In my never-ending quest to get good marketing value for my time, I have decided to do some guest book reviews for SageFire. It is a good deal for me–I get read an enjoyable book, and then write about it! Sagefire has very specific guidelines for reviewers, which actually makes the job a little easier, because you know exactly how much space to allocate to each section of the review.

I found the whole thing straightforward and a lot of fun, and I plan to contribute as often as I can.

To see my review visit:

http://sagefire.pencraft.biz/mar08/Review.School_Cowboy.html

You may recognize the book. It is the work of talented author Susan Shay, a fellow blogger on WordPress.

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