Thank You Editors!

I have amazing friends!!! Dustin is editing UNDER, Taylor is editing DESCENDANTS, Robin is editing BACK OF BEYOND (The Legend of Spoon Book #2), and Dawn is editing NINTH NIGHT. These four stories have been on my computer for years and I’m beyond excited to see them closer than ever to being self-published.

Ninth Night

My wonderful wife is editing Ninth Night. When she is finished I have one more friend gifted with spelling and grammar skills that I will give Ninth Night to edit. Then I will resubmit it to Createspace again and format it for Kindle Direct Publishing. I am very excited to have two more sets of eyes working on Ninth Night. My hope is to have this story available at the beginning of summer!

Ninth Night

blogHere is the pre made ebook cover I purchased from Go On Write. The designer, James, made the process smooth and easy with his prompt responses and a positive attitude. I am very pleased to find a cover that conveyed the meaning of my story so well. I would recommend anyone to use him as a designer.

Preview the Prologue and Chapter 1 HERE

The Inspiration Behind Ninth Night HERE

Ninth Night

It’s almost been two months since I began my search for a new cover. Needless to say, it has been a rocky road. The amount of covers online for indie authors is overwhelming. I spent hours combing through site after site. Did I want pre made? Did I want a custom cover? How much was I willing to spend? These are all questions I had to figure out. I ended up going with Octagonlab.

I purchased an ebook/print on demand package deal. It gave me four revisions and claimed satisfaction guaranteed. I received my first cover three days late. The cover failed to evoke any sense of romance. In fact, it looked more like a space story cover than a teen romance cover.

I sent a revision email and got my second cover. It was worse than the first cover. I sent another revision email. My designer sent a third cover after only changing the font. And it still looked like a space story cover. I sent one more revision email. I asked him to change everything. He sent back the best cover of the bunch, but it wasn’t near to what I wanted for my story.

Each cover I received seemed like something I could do on Microsoft Word. Satisfaction was not guaranteed. My final email to my designer asked for a refund. I didn’t even ask for my final revision. I only get 70% of the cost of my package, which I have yet to receive.

The good news. I found a pre made ebook cover that I used as an example for my designer. I really like the cover. I discovered it on Go On Write. I just wish I’d found it before I purchased my package deal at Octagonlab. I decided to cut my loses and go with the cover that best fits my story.

I have already purchased the ebook cover. It looks amazing! Now I have to have them format my ebook cover into a print book cover. When that is finished I will be able to upload this story to Amazon.