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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Draft Book Covers: Part One

Unleashing Colter's Hell is expected for release soon. The past eighteen months have been spent working on the story. It's now time to focus on other aspects of the novel like agent proposals and cover art.

A good book cover can make or break a novel. To that end, in the next two blog posts will be draft covers.

Here are the first two.

Number one is a ghosted Yellowstone park map, with intriguing marks drawn upon it. The book's title image is similar to the park stamps used in the park service passport program.

The second cover is in the style of an old leather field journal with a ranger's simple flat hat.

Which one are you more likely to pick up? Let me know what you think in the comments section.



  1. Hi Sean -

    I definitely prefer the second (red) cover. It looks much more like a thriller novel cover to me. Good luck with the book. I look forward to reading it.

    Lori Scinto, fellow UW alum

  2. Hi Sean,

    Totally agree with Lori's comment. The red cover jumped out at me. Looking forward to reading it. The map cover looks like a hiking book cover.

    Go Dawgs!