A Manuscript Gets a Cover

Even with all the work I’ve put into this project over the past few years, it’s funny how seeing the cover for the first time can finally make its impending publication a reality.  I absolutely love the cover and I hope you do as well.  The book is still slated for a spring 2012 release and I expect that it will be available for pre-order some time soon.  Thanks to all the wonderful people at the University Press of Kentucky for their continued enthusiasm and support.  Click here for more information about the book.

29 thoughts on “A Manuscript Gets a Cover

  1. Ed

    Nice cover. Overall I like it, but I don’t see anyone dead, which I would expect given the subtitle. Is this some type of political correctness?

    I’m looking forward to reading it. Congratulations.

    Ed

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  2. Arleigh Birchler

    Nice cover. Thanks for sharing. My housemate wrote a number of romance novels. She really wanted to get them published. She had one that got to the point of having a cover design. Then she got to read the changes the editors had made. She pulled her book. She is a stickler for spelling and grammar. The editors had turned the book into something written by a 13 year old. I am sure this will not happen with your book.

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  3. Michael Douglas

    Man, I am waiting with bated breath for this book! By the way, I’m a graphic designer who does (among other things) book design (my favorite). This is very, *very* nicely done! Quite elegant, in the design sense of the word. You should be pleased. :)

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      Glad you like it, Scott. It works well alongside John Elder’s famous painting of the Crater, which is included and analyzed in the book.

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  4. Richard

    It’s kind of hard not “to judge a book by its cover” at times, and this is one of those times. That is a very eye-catching cover. 2012 is suddenly not that far away. Good luck with it.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      Thanks, Ray. It’s nice to hear that people are looking forward to it. Many of my regular readers have been with me from the beginning and have watched it evolve over the years.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      Thanks, Vin. I tried to convince the publisher that we need a guitar instrumental as a theme song for the book. Didn’t work. :-)

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        1. Kevin Levin Post author

          I have a framed giclee edition in my library, which is meant to look like a real canvas. Only 50 were produced.

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