Sunday, May 20, 2018

I Don't Think David Friedman Expects His New Novel to Hit the New York Times Best Sellers List

David Friedman, not to be confused with Tom Clancy
He writes:

I am almost finished with Brothers, my third novel, and since I plan to self-publish I need a cover...

One possibility is to hire the illustrator who did the cover for my first novel. The argument for that is that he is not only a skilled artist, he is someone who did a good job of designing a cover for that novel. Multiple details that didn't matter were wrong (the women, for instance, should be wearing mail, not plate). But the overall feel was better than anything I could have told him to do.

The argument against is that doing it that way is expensive, probably more than the total income I will get from the novel—writing novels is not how I support myself.
-Robert Wenzel  

1 comment:

  1. His humility is endearing. Maybe I'll check out his novels.