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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Horror Book Covers

Designing book covers is like giving birth, it can be a "pain" and sometimes no "labor" at all. There is a pleasure in the end result, when everything you put into it finally comes together and says, "THAT'S IT!" Not always does it come right away, but after many trials and errors (and I haven't had many of them)you find something that works and it unfolds in front of you.

My most difficult cover was "Water Hazard" took me weeks only because the author couldn't make up his mind and when he did, he didn't quite like it and it needed to be tweaked a bit (more like ALOT), and when the cover was finally to his liking...he didn't use it!

Now, of course, he wasn't an author from Vamplit, because all authors from Vamplit are awesome! Am I right?! I've never, ever had a problem with doing a cover for Vamplit, NEVER. In fact, I can usually spit out a cover in record time and have it turn out perfect usually the first time round.

So, all you authors, if ever you need a book cover come see me, I am the one who works for Vamplit now and solely does the covers, Gaynor may do one here and there, but it's mainly me. If you have already put in your manuscript with her and it's been accepted, you need to see me next and tell me what you want in a book cover.

Hope to see you all soon!

9 comments:

  1. As I plan on writing many novels for Vamplit, you will be doing my covers. I know you will do a great job! I can't wait to see what you come up with for me! Ooh, la, la!

    Blaze

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  2. Blaze, my friend, I can tell you that it is a very cool experience!
    Hi, Sue. Thanks again. I'm not entirely sure that Gaynor thinks were quite done with our's, but that's okay. Working with you was a pleasure.

    -Jimmy

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  3. What makes you say that James? From what I gathered from her, she loves the cover! Especially the eyes! It's a done deal! It was great working with you as well.

    Blaze: Do you know how many different makes there are of 58 Buicks? I'm sure y ou do, so which make is it?

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  4. Heyas do you have contact info for Gaynor? I'm a former writer of hers who needs a bit of help. Thanks!

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    1. Ever since she shut down Vamplit Publishing she doesn't talk to anyone, not even me her Artistic Director and close friend. I was the one who designed the book covers for her. Can I help?

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  6. I wish you could; I really need a written statement asserting that the rights to my book have reverted to me. It's not like I have another buyer or anything, but I'd like them all the same.

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    1. The rights do belong to you, as I have re-published my novel. She should have sent you the formated manuscript and formated book cover back to you. I can leave a message for her husband, Andy, who seems to be the only one communicating with me and ask him, but it may take awhile, but you do own the rights, because its not on Drive thru horror website and the ISBN number will have to be changed, because once she shut down, that # became obsolete.

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  7. Well, that's good to know...but I'd like some sort of written statement; I've never received the manuscript or cover. I'm not in a huge hurry, but yeah, I'd sure like that.

    Thanks much for any help you can offer!

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