I’ve been meaning to put out a print version of Masters of the Sun for a while now, but for whatever reason I hadn’t put in the elbow grease to make it happen. I started working on the interior layout a month or so ago, but then got distracted. And I’d never started the cover.
Until this week. Hell, until today. Dean put out a great post yesterday about the reasons to put out a print version of your book. It was not anything I hadn’t heard or thought of before, but it lit a fire under my butt to finish up. So I got the rest of the interior layout finished. Then, the cover. That was the daunting part.
At first t debated whether or not to hire Jeroen to just make a paperback version of the cover. I knew he would and could do it. But I also knew he would charge about $100 to $150 for it. I can afford to pay that, but I decided to try to do it myself first. So I downloaded a 6×9 cover template from Createspace and went to it. Here’s what I came up with. I think it’s pretty good.
I uploaded all the files to Createspace tonight. I should hear back from them in a day or two. Assuming they approve everything, I’ll order a proof and check it over thoroughly. But I expect the print version will be available within a couple weeks. Very cool. 🙂