Tuesday, November 3, 2009
FLOATING GOLD - first step in book production
The jacket cover is one of the first things completed in the process of publishing a book. It is required for all pre-publication advertising and promotion.
It's a well used cliche that you can't judge a book by its cover but it's also a fact that a good cover will go a long way to selling a book.
Revealed today is the jacket cover for FLOATING GOLD, Margaret Muir's latest novel due for release in May 2010.
The artwork by Michael Thomas is certainly colourful and will hopefully prove to be an eye-catcher on library shelves.
The Blurb which will appear inside the jacket flap reads as follows:
1802 - The fragile peace with France has brought massive debt and unemployment to England and frustration to its naval officers.
After an enforced absence, Captain Oliver Quintrell is eager to return to the sea, but the commission he is granted leaves him cynical and disappointed. In command of a mere frigate, he heads south unaware of the unimaginable dangers which lie ahead.
The seething Southern Ocean, enemy ships, a discontented crew and the secrets held by a living breathing volcanic island pose more of a threat than a full broadside from a man-of-war.
FLOATING GOLD is a nautical fiction adventure which follows the tradition of the CS Forester and Patrick O’Brian stories.
Margaret Muir (Tasmania)