Thank you for your patience this week, it has been crazy! Between rude callers, computer crashing, and new Roseace products, my week has FINALLY started on Thursday!
Regardless, you may be thinking that I already have the cover, similar to what is on the homepage of this site. Well, there's more to it than that. Pick up a book and really look at its contents--on the outside. The next step for the book is finishing the official cover which includes the final designs of the front, back, and spine, including the ISBN number along with the barcode generated from it. It also includes the author's picture beside a shortened biography, and something called the "back cover rewrite". A back cover rewrite refers to the summary on the back of the book, but obviously rewritten to increase salability.
So it actually covers several things that I wasn't previously aware of, but I feel like I've been learning a lot through this process. The next steps for me will be signing the new contract to get all of this going in just a few moments. If everything works out, we should be sending the completed novel files to a printer (not publisher) soon. More news coming, so stay tuned.
Thanks and have a blessed day!
Daniel A. Dorn