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Monday, April 25, 2011

Ghost: Book 1 Cover Image is Here!

Hi, all!

I just received the final cover art for my first supernatural thriller: GHOST. This is for older readers, probably upper high school on up. Definitely *NOT* for my usual YA audiences. Nothing gratuitous or seedy, but definitely intense, scary, and dealing with mature subject matter.

My plan is to release GHOST on July 1st for all formats: Kindle, Smashwords, Nook, CreateSpace, etc. etc. Just in time for the "Beach Reading Season!"

So here's the cover! Let me know what you think. Is this the time of book you'd pick up?



In the meantime, I'm working on the manuscript. I'm also looking for a professional editor with reasonable rates. Also looking for someone to do the formatting for the ebook uploads. I have a service in mind, but they are rather expensive. So, if you have expertise in either area, email me! Thanks!

25 comments:

Millardthemk said...

Congratulations on this huge step Wayne! God be praised. I hope you have a beautiful Easter with your family.

Nolan said...

Wow—I'd totally buy that. I'm going to have to hurry with my eReader savings!

I guess I don't know what "expensive" is when talking about editing books, but K.M. Weiland edits manuscripts for $69.99 per chapter: http://wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.com/p/story-consultation.html

Squeaks said...

Epic cover art!! I wish you all the best in finding a good editor and getting it published :) I can't wait to read!!

Squeaks.

B. D. Eastman said...

OOOH! very excited!

Eldra said...

That looks so cool!!! I can't wait to get it!!!!!!!!!!

Evergreena said...

Oooh. I love the cover art!

Elizabeth Eiowing said...

WOW AWESOME cover!!!! :D:D:D I hope I will be able to read it since I don't have ebook things like nooks...but you did say it would be availble online so that is good :)

Cloe said...

LOVE! ♥

Jake said...

YAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHOOOOOOW!!!! :D :D :D

I am definitely looking forward to this. :D It reminds me of the cover for The God Hater (which I really liked).

I believe MobiPocket Creator is free, and it allows you to convert it to Kindle format, PRC I believe. I used it to download my own novel onto my Kindle, it works fairly well. I don't know if it allows you to edit and rearrange the HTML, though.

Robert Treskillard said...

Awesome cover, Wayne! I really like the green glow ... and the "BATSON" in bold is eye-catching and excellent to build name recognition in a new market.

whisper said...

it looks... like a movie poster. o_O

Congratulations, Mr. Batson! I look forward to reading it!

-whisper

Anonymous said...

I am considering writing an e-book too. I was looking into what you would have to do to format the books and it looks really easy. I know HTML and CSS so that helps. I would be glad to help you with formatting and since I never formatted an e-book before you would only have to pay if you were satisfied with the quality.

R.P.H said...

Super cool cover art :-) Praying that everything goes well for you. Really looking forward to an all new book by you... so is my mom :-) When you say all formats, does that mean print copies?

God's care,
~Ryan

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Will this be published in actual print as well? Diggin the cover but I wouldn't read it online....just me hahaha

fantasydreamer12 said...

Looks amazing! Looks almost like a Stephen King book.

Ness said...

Sir Wayne! :)
you have been tagged! go to: http://ness.epictales.org/ to see! :)
- Ness

Greg said...

If this becomes the Christian Dresden Files, let it be said I predicted it. lol

Shadow said...

Wait. Will this not be released in the traditional physical book format?!

Eve said...

Congrats! Exciting stuff for sure!

Patrick Shand said...

Hey WTB. Long time no talk. Cover looks good, and definitely more dynamic than a lot of the generic mystery novels. The one thing I'd suggest is tweaking the tag line. "No one gets away with murder... not for long" reads a bit cheesy. That might honestly deter me if I saw it while shopping. Otherwise, looks very good.

Aaralyn Allegra said...

This looks soo good! I would pick this book up off the shelf and read it.

Michael said...

I have to agree with Patrick Shan. That phrase above does come across as a little cheesy. Well, not cheesy but a little bumpy. Perhaps it would be better without the "not".

I am concerned, as well, when you advertise on the cover saying that you're the "Best selling author of the Door Within Trilogy" might lead some people who are too young to your book and also lead some people who are old enough away, if only because they think of that series as a YA series.

If you don't think this will be a problem, excellent. You know more than I do, I'm just concerned.

Other than that, it's fantastic. Seriously.

Nolan said...

I think I have to agree with Patrick about the tagline. A little cheesy--but overall, I love the cover!

xFantasyFreak said...

Oh my dragon named Metro! I cannot wait! Very stoked. :D

Aiwendil said...

The cover looks awesome! I would buy it when it comes out.