Presenting the Cover for Rawlins, Into Montana
One of the mantras of novel marketing gurus is that all your book covers should be similar in style to those of others in your genre, but they should also be quickly recognizable by your readers as uniquely yours. Well, sorry ’bout that, folks!! I never have liked running with the crowd, and with a name like ‘DeStefanis’, I believe ‘author recognition’ isn’t necessarily an issue….just sayin’. So, about Rawlins, Into Montana:
My friend, and cover designer, Todd Hebertson (BookCoverArt.webs.com) and I go for two things: covers that standout and covers that are unique. His new cover design for Rawlins, Into Montana fits both of these requirements. The woman standing in the door of the cabin with a model 1866 Winchester, along with the Absaroka Mountains and the big Montana Sky in the background presents a magnificent image, and the approaching warriors should pique any reader’s curiosity. I am always astounded by Todd’s work and would truly like to hear your comments as well.
The manuscript for Rawlins, Into Montana is now in the hands of Beta-Readers. Once I receive their feedback, I will edit it one more time before sending a final copy to the editor for the finishing touches. The book should be published in Kindle, paperback and hardcover editions sometime in June. I will let you know when that happens.
For now, the story summary can be read on this site at https://rickdestefanis.com/rawlins-into-montana/. AND, if you have already read Book #1, Rawlins, No Longer Young and haven’t posted your review on Amazon, I truly wish you would. It’s easy. Go to https://amzn.to/2UWhbqK. The book currently has only fourteen reviews. Amazon’s marketing algorithms will not even recognize a book until it has at least twenty-five reviews and they really don’t do much till the number of reviews reaches one-hundred.
Love this cover! It captures the story and reflects the talent of the author, which is exactly what a book cover should do. I can’t wait to read the book!
Thank you. I hope I do not disappoint my readers.
The cover looks great! And, in my opinion, it is recognizable as yours. So you accomplished that too. Congratulations
Thanks, Ellen. It is good to hear from you. How is your latest project going?
Ah, you know me. I’m doing a launch “down south” in Bay St. Louis this weekend for my family saga. Reading tons of middle grade so I’ll know how to revise Jazz y& the Pirates. About to publish the “how to” book on writing in groups (hopefully in June), and amassing a list of agents to send the dark mystery to. I’m doing this “pick a genre and stick to it” all wrong!!!