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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

A Cover is Born

Special delivery! A cover is born! But a good book cover isn’t simply delivered by a stork. A lot goes into the concept, development, and design of a book cover.

For Womb: a novel in utero, there were a lot of ideas floating around. An actual picture of a child in utero? A newborn? A pregnant woman’s torso? Something along the lines of a baby shower invitation with pink and blue?

In the end, the creative team agreed that, given the unique subject matter, abstract worked best. Something that evoked the feeling of a womb, a spark of awareness, and yet was undefined.

I’m very happy with the result! But what father isn’t proud of his baby?

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Blogger Sally Whitney said...

I like this cover a lot, Eric. I think you made a good choice. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

September 11, 2016  

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