These were Cole’s first and second submissions for the back cover. I changed the title from Headline Copy to Dreams Come True because it’s a better fit for Neil and his wind tunnel dream.
On the first one, there was room for a quote and my biography/picture. I cut them because they’re already inside the book. In its place I thought I had room for 3 quotes from 3 very special people.
This is Cole’s first full cover submission. The color is a little off. That’s because all files go to the printer in PDF form. I couldn’t cut and paste it into this document so I took a picture with my phone. I wish it was perfect like the PDF, but I’m glad I could share it with you.
The biggest change Cole wanted was more white space. I talked to a friend who suggested cutting one of the quotes. I hated to do it, but it was the right thing to do.
This is the second and final cover. I submitted it to the printer using two PDF’s. One for the paperback version. One for the hardback.
The only change, I have two quotes instead of three. I think it looks better with more white space, but I hated cutting my friend’s words.
The good news . . . is that I still used that quote on my application to the printer, IngramSpark. I had to fill in eight screens of questions before they could check my application.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!