Following the release of my short story collectionNo-Injury Policyin late 2012, I "leaked" some of the concept artwork from the early stages of the book. Many of you felt it was interesting to see the behind-the-scenes stuff, so I couldn't very well work on another book without letting all of you fine people take a peek at the concept artwork for the covers.
I'll highlight which covers I chose for the eBook and paperback versions of Ashland's Asylum accordingly, as well as show off some of the better and not so much better cover concepts. There are a couple I would have been happy to have as my covers, whereas there is at least one I might soon regret posting online. If you think I chose the wrong cover--let me know!
The Short Story "Ashland's Asylum"
Whereas all the cover art for No-Injury Policy was the same, whether eBook or paperback, I want Ashland's Asylum to have a slightly different look for each version. The paperback and eBook covers are the same for the actual novel in stories Ashland's Asylum, but the short story "Ashland's Asylum" looks a little different. In fact, you are looking at the concept artwork for the short story itself right now.
It was important to keep the look of the book and the short story varied, as to avoid confusion between the two. I hope to soon have a couple more covers for single short story releases, such as "Lovefall", but we'll keep our fingers crossed. For now, take a gander at the different concepts for "Ashland's Asylum" short story, coming soon to all eBook platforms.
Ashland's Asylum: A Novel in Stories
While selecting eBook designs is fun, I must admit I enjoy picking out my paperback cover the most.
I've worked with a woman known as Digital Donna since No-Injury Policy, and she has always delivered amazing work. The best part about her is, she'll keep doing drafts. You know, as long as you pay her for the end result.
Kidding aside, please check out the various paperback cover art concepts below and let me know if I chose the wrong one. (I chose the one right before all this jibber-jabber.)
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