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diamondlifestyle

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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 3:14 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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hmm...we may be back to the drawing board, flipping distributor is now messing me around with the rights to it, I'd have to sell over 100 books at $4.99 to even break even at the price they're currently saying they want, and that licence is only good for 1 year! I laughed, long and loud. they are reconsidering...I've already text my mate and his boyfriend and pointed out that they just got them an extra £5k on their house sale because I shilled it up and they Owe Me. and their ties are better too ;-)
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 3:29 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Have them pose for the pic, especially if they have better ties. Tell 'em to wear their favorite power ties.
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 3:36 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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I have every intention. they're not quite as rugged as I'd like for my characters but they're very photogenic and I do a bit of photography as a hobby, their house is full of arty pics I've taken of them in the past, so it's worth a try and see if I can get what I want if these stupid people continue to be arsey about this image
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 5:44 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Before you go with the image here, make your second cover and post it up...maybe it will turn out better and you won't have to pay for the rights. (Also, you don't have to worry later that they'll challenge your rights to the image after you've paid for it.)
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:14 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Well I'm deep in discussion with two lots of people now - the agency reselling the pic and the company that actually owns it. Moral of the story is never trust the office monkey when they say that ebook covers don't count under the "extended distribution" licence. Am now liasing with the organ-grinder and trying to play one off against the other. We shall see... Fuming because I love that image!! I don't mind paying for it, but it'll damn well be on my terms and I'm not settling for anything less than 10,000 copies and 5 years. :-)
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:20 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Is it a Romance between men? If it is, its awesome. I showed it to my son and he said he's never been that close to a man, unless it's playing football. Just my take...
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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:53 PM   in response to: pynie in response to: pynie
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lol it certainly is. and that answers a lot of my suspicions about football ;-)
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:58 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Then it's really good...I like the whole concept of them having fun...
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 1:30 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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I've got the picture - and for considerably less than the first company intitially wanted! woop! I fell a little bit in love with the smile of the guy on the left. plus my friends were very uncooperative about posing when they knew it was for a book cover. when it's a tryptic for over their bed, then suddenly they've got no inhibitions...typical!
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 2:32 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Just my two cents, but I'd nix the conference table in the bottom third . It doesn't add any info in my estimation and that teal is a hard color to match.
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 2:40 PM   in response to: windvein in response to: windvein
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thanks, I'm playing around with different ideas now!

Guerilla marketing 101 - I've gone with the company who own the pic, who specialise in GLBT stock photos. I've just had an email from their office insisting I send them a link to the book when it's available because they're all intrigued by it. Authorial stroppiness clearly gets attention. I may make my money back yet ;-)

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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 3:21 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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I like it - I think it maybe needs a bit more colour tweaking - but I think it's a very classy cover!
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 3:29 PM   in response to: gc5068 in response to: gc5068
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the ties mortally offend me...other than that I love it!
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 4:33 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Diamond, I like how with istockphoto I can order a standard license that is good for 499,999 impressions of a photo. That means I would need to sell about half a million copies of one title. Sounds good to me :-) Then after that, they offer extended licensing. Check them out.
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Re: new cover feedback
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 1:49 AM   in response to: mollysnow in response to: mollysnow
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I usually do, unfortunately you try finding a pic of gay men in suits that's not a wedding snap. Let me know when you do!! Plus the guys in that pic actually look like my characters, which is a coincidence but a bonus. I just keep telling myself that I'll make the money back from ARe in 2 weeks and it'll be a good tax write off ;-)
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