My New Cover for THE REVENGE OF EXCALIBUR

For anyone who follows my blog, which aren’t many, you know  I’m going through a transition. Back in 2014, I signed my first Excalibur book with Creativia Publishing. At that time, it was the best thing I did. I loved Creativia and their authors. That’s how I met Julie Northup and Marnie Cate. Hi ladies!

 

'Creativia Author Page http://www.creativia.org/ya-fiction-and-dystopian-thrillers-texas-author-jm-northup.html Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/J.M.-Northup/e/B00KKQVFI0 J.M. Northup Blog http://jmnorthup.blogspot.com/ J.M. Northup's Book Group - on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/952331691462763 Twitter Author Account https://twitter.com/JM_Northup Pinterest Author Account http://www.pinterest.com/authorJMNorthup Good Reads Author Page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7809260.J_M_Northup Google+ Author Profile http://plus.google.com/u/0/104139479334700829684/posts Instagram Author Page http://www.instagram.com/j.m.northup/'   Marnie Cate's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person, closeup

You can check out their books and websites HERE & HERE.

I eventually moved all my books under them. Even my short stories. Which was great. Back then. But, not now. The problem? Creativia was changing. They were adding more authors, getting bigger than I liked and it seemed all my books kept being put on FREE promotions. You can’t make any money from FREE!

I was getting dissatisfied. Truthfully? I became complacent. I left everything up to them. Why pay for promotion when I only received a small percentage? Which I’m not getting into now. I wasn’t the only one getting restless. So were Julie and Marnie.

Long story short. Yeah, like that can happen with writers. Julie approached me about starting our own publishing house. We named it Norns Triad Publications. Cool, huh?

NORMS LOGO TWITTER HEADER

http://nornstriad.com/

 

Since Creativia publishes under Amazon Select, which I hate, I had to give them a 90-day notice to unpublish my books. Which I did the 1st of October. I only requested my short stories and my Excalibur books. So, on January 1st, 2018, the rights would be returned to me, and I could publish them through Norns. WooHoo!

Toward that end, I started editing, again, The Secret of Excalibur, which will be, hopefully, published under Norns the first two weeks of 2018. The Revenge of Excalibur is to follow a week or two later. Which got me thinking about my book covers. I loved the cover for Revenge at the time, but now I’ve seen the same male character’s face everywhere.  He does have very striking features.  What did I expect from using stock photos? Sigh.  Funny thing?  I don’t normally like blond-haired guys.  I prefer them dark and broody.

 

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Well, I wanted something unique and fresh. So, I contacted Jessica Tahbonemah with The Magic Quill Graphics. She did an AMAZING job. She knew just what I wanted, and now I have a cover that really fits the story. What do you think?

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The downside to everything happening? It seems Creativia not only unpublished the books I requested, they also unpublished It Lives in the Basement and We Journey No More. That means, right now, I have no published books on Amazon. GRRR! Not what I was anticipating. Especially since Julie is in the process of moving the first of the year and she’s the one who does our formatting.

So, please bear with me. None of the links on my site to my books work. I will get them working as soon as we get them published by Norns Triad Publications. Thank you for your patience. Maybe when the transition has been completed, I’ll hold a giveaway. Any takers?

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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2 Responses to My New Cover for THE REVENGE OF EXCALIBUR

  1. I agree the new cover is better <3
    I wouldn't worry about everything being pulled down. God works in mysterious ways 🙂

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