Tuesday, March 5, 2013

You pick the cover design for Little Greed Men!

Raspberry Creek Books will release Book One of the Silverville Saga next month, in April -- [audible gasp!] -- the long-awaited re-release of the book as an affordable trade paperback, with revisions, a new title, and a new cover design.

But we're now in the process of choosing that new cover, one with attitude, to match the attitude of the new title, Little Greed Men.

Raspberry Creek Books has agreed with us that Silverville fans (and friends) should have a say in this. And the publisher has narrowed our choice of the mock-ups to three candidates, and now we want your input.

You can "vote" by
  • Commenting under this posting (if you don't follow us, it's easy -- just click on the "Follow Us" button in the nav bar on the right, follow the instructions, and then post your comment-vote), or by
  • Visiting our Facebook Page for Write in the Thick of Things, or by
  • Visiting Raspberry Creek Press's blog and Facebook sites. 
  • In fact, vote, and vote often, and on all the sites, to show you care!
Polling closes in seven days, midnight (Mountain Time) on March 11.

Below are the candidates:
  1. "Invasion"
  2. "In your face"
  3. "Out of the woods"

"invasion"

"in your face"

"out of the woods"













(And a hat tip to Kym, who created the cover designs for the publisher!)

30 comments:

  1. I like number 3, "out of the woods". I feel like such a good literary citizen now. Where's my "I Voted" sticker?

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    1. Thanks for being the first voter to clear the way, Julie!

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  2. If there was one more at the top of "invasion," I'd pick that one. It would complete the pyramid in the "scheme" of things.

    Otherwise, I'd go with "in your face."

    Julie led me to you. It's good to meet you both! :)

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    1. David, thanks for joining our blog -- welcome! -- and thanks for declaring your fav cover design.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. Doesn't that alien remind you of someone in our family?

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  4. I would say #3 bc it is more similar to ur #2 cover...woodsy backround with odd thing in middle. Hahaha...

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    1. You think chickens and aliens are odd? Thanks for voting!

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  5. 1. In Your Face
    2. Invasion
    3. The only other one that's left, silly.

    But they're all good.

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    1. Could you be more specific on No. 3? :)

      Thanks for voting, Mike.

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  6. I like "Out of the Woods" because of the background.

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  7. Thanks, Mel, for your input and your vote. We're not out of the proverbial woods yet, but the trees should thin before long!

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    1. Thanks, Vie. Your Minnesota is showing -- since you like the one with trees. :>) Thanks for voting!

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  9. I vote for "Out of the Woods" became it hints at the quirkiness within.

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  10. Make that "because" it hints. . . . . .

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  11. Ooh! I'm torn, because honestly they're ALL really eye-catching, but I'd say that #1 looks most non-fiction/factual and #3 looks the most novel-esque. I like them all but I'm wanting to say #2 ... no #3. Umm YES! #3 definitely, (I think) =)

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  12. Hi, Carissa. Thanks for weighing in, we think -- no definitely, yes, thanks for voting! :)

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  13. I like the second one. There is something about the mustache...

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    1. Hi, Rachel. Thanks for following our blog -- welcome! And thanks for voting, especially since you're already a Silverville fan. (Hope you like the new incarnation.)

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  14. I'd vote for #3, "out of the woods"... very intriguing!

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  15. Julia, thanks for chiming in.

    From this blog site and the other voting "polls" on the Web for the book cover, looks like your fav is ahead at this point.

    Stay tuned after midnight on Monday, and we'll be announcing the popular decision.

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  16. In your face stands out more to me.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine, Your vote and others like-minded are making Door No. 2 and Door No. 3 a close race!

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  17. I like #2. Although it looks as if I might be outvoted :)

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    1. Thanks, T.J. Ya never know -- ain't over 'til the Grande Dame herself sings at midnight! :)

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  18. I hopped over from Julie L.'s invite.

    Ill be the nasty naysayer.

    Frankly, none of the three entice me to read your book's blurb. Part of it is the title. My first impression was that it was non-fiction, pointing fingers at those evil wallstreet-types...which turned me off.

    The only thing that made me realize it wasn't non-fiction, was I finally read the "Book 1..." witch is a little more obvious on the first cover.

    To me...the title and the alien theme compete, instead of complement. Or, are the greedy ones truly aliens...so is this absurdest humor like MARS ATTACKS, which I despised.

    Not what you wanted...but I'm always, irritatingly honest.

    Wish you the best with your novel.

    - RMW

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    1. Hi, Mac.

      Any input is welcome. Thanks for stopping by and giving us your opinion.

      Best,
      Kym-n-Mark

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