After spending two days—more or less—uploading my new The Fifth Son files to various online vendors for re-release, it’s time to share my shiny and very, very gorgeous new cover for The Fifth Son—releasing on November 28—made by the very talented Simoné.
The Fifth Son is my first self-publishing effort, and so far it’s been fun, with sprinkels of excited stress thrown in.
As always, I very much enjoyed the editing process. Though, thanks to the lovely KJ Charles, I’ll avoid any situation where the words ‘first date’ might apply in future. But what came after was just as enjoyable, if somewhat time-consuming. I love coding html, and that helped make creating ebooks fun, especially when seeing the results in several previewers and ebook readers. Granted, there were things I couldn’t quite make work, but, in the end, I decided they didn’t matter as much to me. Though, I’m secretly glad not all my books will have illustrations, because it’s hell trying to figure out where to place them so they’re not spoilery, but still close to the related text.
Oh, yes, like the first edition, The Fifth Son has five lovely shaded black-and-white illustrations made by Yana Goya. And like the first edition, The Fifth Son will appear in print again as well, hopefully around the 28th, like its ebook siblings.
After all that rambling, I think it’s high time to show the new cover. I hope you’ll all like it as much as I do