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dawgdays1

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Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:00 AM
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Woot! It's taken six months on this one... Condemned By Proxy... Any feedback on the cover, description or preview would be appreciated.

http://www.amazon.com/Condemned-By-Proxy-Jealousy-ebook/dp/B008BXBFMK
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42rthomas

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 7:41 AM   in response to: dawgdays1 in response to: dawgdays1
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I generally like the cover, has sort of a 'condemned by the city' feel to it. I'm not sure it matches the blurb though. Reclusive writers don't normally hang out in 'Detroit'.

The blurb isn't bad but could use a slight punch-up.

Best success.
dawgdays1

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 2:33 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Thanks for the cover and the blurb comment. I'll try to think about how to make the blurb a bit more enticing.

A little confused though on the Detroit comment. This one takes place in Orlando not Detroit. My second book (unrelated to this) does have a character from Detroit so I wonder if you had the previews mixed? Either way. Thanks for looking.

After getting it online and downloading the preview to my phone I already see the need to make a few edits in the first chapter anyhow. Doesn't read as well as it read the last time I read it. LOL.
jeanetteraleigh

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 4:12 PM   in response to: dawgdays1 in response to: dawgdays1
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Since this is about murder, have you thought about adding a slight reddish tint to your photo?
dawgdays1

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:32 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Actually, I had a red tint and it looked really good. Much better than the current one. But, if you looked at it on a kindle you couldn't see anything. Just not enough contrast for the greyscale. Maybe I should leave the one inside the book as grey and post the red one as the amazon cover. Anyone else done something like this?
misternixter

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 5:55 PM   in response to: dawgdays1 in response to: dawgdays1
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Congratulations! It's always great to finish a project.
Personally, I like your cover. But I would suggest a larger and more descriptive blurb. As they say in the newspaper advertising business, the more you tell, the more you sell. Or was that real estate advertising?

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Lake-ebook/dp/B00522RM48/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321151688&sr=1-1

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42rthomas

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Re: Just published my third book!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:50 PM   in response to: dawgdays1 in response to: dawgdays1
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That was actually more of a comment about cities and condemned housing. Detroit is the poster child of that. The house on your cover doesn't have a Florida feel to it. I think the photo suites the title.
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