The cover graphic that I released into the publishing system has turned up on Amazon and … is terrible. That settles it. I have written to the logo designer I used earlier this year and asked him to quote to work over the cover graphics — i.e. the text — and turn it into something professional. I’m afraid that, good as he was on image selection, the designer I was using does not have the skills necessary to finish the job. I may still pay him to select a cover image, for the Origen book, tho.
Meanwhile Lightning Source have advised me that the proof copy has been produced and is on its way. It will be interesting to see what the hardback quality is like. That ought to arrive this week, I would guess.
And Amazon are saying that the book is available for pre-order. Curious — I think differently!