eBook research

I’ve held off on generating any prototype eBooks until I had a sense of the right cover image for them. Yes, ‘them’ as it were; the bonfire in the square is an obvious candidate for what I think of as ‘the main event,’ the first and most elaborate novel written in the Biome NE47 series.

But I needed an image for the taster, ‘Fragments of a Song,’ and after describing what I was after, I watched as our daughter Breanna got her acrylic paints out and started work on her A3 size canvas board. Two days later, the image looks like a bold cover to me!

The hermit in the bastle kicks off ‘Fragments’ with a recorded memoir of a challenging life.

Image courtesy Breanna Winger

I managed to finesse the headings, as compiled by Scrivener 3 software (and really, Scrivener should be the subject of a new post all by itself — such a useful piece of software for writers of all kinds!) so that suddenly the eBook fell out, and that was that! You can fall in love with the medium just like that, I’m sure.

I may have to revise my strategy for launch and promotions of the series, now that I know how easy it is to generate eBooks that look good and work well for their reader. With a cover image for Prequel that’s been up our sleeve for over a year, it’s all moving closer to fruition.

But I know, sigh, that there’s a little matter of editing and finessing yet to complete, before I can launch Prequel for a larger audience.

By Larry Winger

Retired scientist, devoted diarist (AllendaleDiary.org), community-minded aspirant novelist, I've lived on a smallholding in the East Allen Valley for the past 30 years, delighting in watching our family grow up, in experiencing the development of our grandsons, and in taking care of our small flock of chickens and garden.

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