Revised Cover

I think I like this one better.

New cover idea for 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel

I like it because it shows the African keyhole garden in full swing. I have a photo of it in the book on page 142, right after we finished building it. It was ready to plant. The cover shows it planted and growing nicely.

The Sequel: 1st Proof in Hand!

It just arrived! The first print proof of 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel.

front cover
back cover
side by side comparison of The Sequel to The Book
back cover comparison
comparison of the spines
interior of The Sequel
One of the three appendices (“Resources”)

Except for the annoying “Not for Resale” banner blazoned around the cover (of which, why in the world would I want to sell a proof copy with flaws in it?!?!?!?), I think it came out quite well. I had trouble with cover color on my first book, but this one looks much better.

Two things need to be done.

  1. Compare the first and second volumes to see if there’s anything I need to do to look more like a series. At first glance, the cover fonts look different, even though I thought they were the same. I’ll have to look into that.
  2. Go through the proof page by page, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, word by word, image by image, and look for errors or anything that needs improving.

After that, I’ll make the corrections in the files, upload the revisions, and order a second proof. Because the first proof looks so promising, I hopefully will only need to do this twice! Or at least I hope so.