Hi Friends and Readers
This is a post about my novel. I have asked friends in the Netherlands to send me a photo that I could use for the cover of my novel, a collection of interrelated short stories with the title ON THIN ICE. As they recently had a cold snap long enough for the canals to form ice to skate on, I got lucky and here are some photos that I think are very suitable. This is maybe a one in ten year event, so the universe is obliging. Thanks friends!
I would love it if you were willing to share your thoughts about what would be your choice for a cover, by adding your comments below.
You can find more information about the novel ON THIN ICE, what I think might be the readers and what the short stories are about at http://www.babyboomerwites.com. The stories start in Amsterdam, and the main protagonist as well as other characters were raised in the Netherlands. About a third into the book, the location then switches to Canada, the reason for a photo of Amsterdam. What do you think?
I have written to 3 agents and 19 Canadian publishers without results, although I am waiting for replies from a few (7) yet. I plan to continue now with publishers in the US, although the placing of the novel outside of the US might be a barrier to acceptance, but we’ll see. Advice from other authors is to not give up and just continue writing. I am half-way into the first draft of my next book.
Anyway, I am ready to launch my first book when it comes back from the editor’s last inspection. I have decided to first start with a self-published ebook, and see how it goes from there. My selection of e-publisher will be BookBaby that also can deliver small quantities in print, if so desired. I just might do so, if there is any interest for printed copies. They charge a decent fee and all rights stay in my hands.
I would very much welcome any feedback about preference for a printed copy or an ebook copy, if you were going to buy my book.
I would also really appreciate any feedback and any other ideas you might have about the cover photos posted below, as I can use all the help I can get.
One more favour to ask: when you are on my FACEBOOK page for ON THIN ICE, I would very much appreciate it if you would click on the “like” icon, to help with recognition of the site.
Thanks so much.