So, do you see anything wrong with this cover? Yes, yes, you can pick on the art all you like. I think it's beautiful. I'm in love with it. But did you notice maybe something a little off? Like, I don't know, the author's name perhaps?
I'm all for calling my author Pa-tricka. It has "trick" in there and that was my favorite $60 I ever spent, but enough about sex.
If the name were on purpose that would be great! But it's not. We didn't catch it until my author was asked about it.
I looked at it. My author approved it. I showed it to the world and nobody said anything.
It gets posted on a site where it gets a lot of exposure and new eyes and voila! Mistake exposed! But I'd rather make mistakes. I'm going to laugh at this--oh hell, I'm laughing now. It will be fixed and I'm glad it's not on Amazon *yet* and I don't have to upload it to a thousand different websites.
And, in case you didn't know...Hers To Command will be available on Amazon June 4th, 2013. This is a great book and I'm proud to be a part of it!
You might think the Action Item might be to double check your work, but it's not. Every author, every book and sometimes even covers that got traditionally published and can't be fix in 24 hours, have mistakes. You will have them. They might even be embarrassing. But that's not the lesson. The point is to realize that mistakes will happen. That 18 editors going over your book will be circumvented by an avid amateur fan. That there is no way in heaven prayers or promises from hell can you make a book completely perfect.
Your Action Item is to live, breath, have courage to make mistakes and then correct them if you can.
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