Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Bleeding for my next Book Cover

With the final editing of Keeper of the Dragon Sword still underway, I was fortunate enough to win the cover design of the book from JD Smith, a professional designer.

The picture is a photograph of my hand holding a very sharp Japanese sword. The blood is not real, just a trick the photographer, Francois Venter, employed to make it look like my hand was cut.
This is not the picture for the cover, I will keep that for a suprise for now, but it is exciting to see the words in the book come to life on the cover.

I have often read books where simple things described in the text where captured in graphic detail on the cover, and that makes the final packaging of even my books a lot of fun.