The final design was the culmination of a 3 month collaboration between eponym and DFW.
When Andrew presented us with the first pass proofs, we were impressed with how he well had captured the essence of Khel’s book.
We didn’t have a clear idea of what the cover should look like up front, only that it needed to be somewhat enigmatic and not stereotypically post-apocalyptic, because the story, while placed in a post-apocalyptic setting, is not stereotypically post-apocalyptic.
We wanted a cover that could appeal across genres. A cover that could appeal to those who would not normally consider picking up a post-apocalyptic novella.
The process at Design For Writers is geared for success — they have a very lengthy, in-depth intake form, which not only elicits information, it forces authors to think seriously about what their stories “look” like and what emotional response they want their covers to evoke.
Their attitude is also geared for success — they are responsive, they listen, and they respect their clients’ feelings, wishes, and input.
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