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RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - davidwailing - 29 May 2013 01:20 PM

(29 May 2013 10:01 AM)Ray Kingfisher Wrote: Wrote:  Thanks Tim/Ignite.
I get the distinction between comic and humorous - yes, I'll drop the 'comic' - but 'A humorous Mystery Story' or 'The funny side of Alzheimer's' doesn't sound right. I think I'll update the blurb and re-categorise when the new cover arrives too.
How about simply 'A Warm Mystery Story' ?
How about: 'Forget everything you thought you knew about Alzheimer's."

Big Grin


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Kath Middleton - 29 May 2013 01:22 PM

Forget.... Altzheimer's! Haha! Actually, that shouldn't be funny but it is! My mum had the disease and both my in-laws now have it. You have to find a humour in there or you couldn't cope.


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - davidwailing - 29 May 2013 01:26 PM

Yes, no disrespect intended with this suggestion, I'm familiar with Alzheimer's. Might put off as many people as it attracts, though!


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - TechnoHippy - 29 May 2013 01:36 PM

I like it :-)


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Kath Middleton - 29 May 2013 01:40 PM

I didn't see it as disrespect David. Not at all. It really made me smile - warmly - which is what it's all about!


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Ray Kingfisher - 29 May 2013 01:50 PM

That’s a Brilliant line, David. Thanks.
However, I don’t think it quite fits the theme - or tone - of the story, and it’s a bit long for a tag line on a cover.
I came up with a raft of similar lines a year ago when I published it, the best I got was ‘When Forgetting is a Blessing’ to tie in with the church on the front and the theme of the story.
I’m inclined to stick with a simple ‘this is the sort of a story it is’ line rather than market it as a novel about Alzheimers.
However, a line I could try in the blurb, thanks.

And thanks, Dorte, for liking B – I love church & headstone pictures too, but when I think about it, in this instance (especially in a thumbnail) it’s a bit of a mess unless you look closely. I'm stil thinking A and D for the next mock-up stage.
 
RK


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Anna Faversham - 29 May 2013 03:35 PM

(28 May 2013 02:30 PM)Ray Kingfisher Wrote: Wrote:  I've just received a few mock up of possible covers for Matchbox Memories.

For those that have read it, which one(s) sum up the spirit of the story.
For those that haven't, which one would entice you into the book?

(unfortunately it's currently got a rather major mistake - easily sorted - please ignore that for now)

I have my own favourites which I won't mention, but any comments at all gratefully received.

Thanks,
RK.
Sorry, I haven't read it, Ray. I'm new still but here's a hotch potch of thoughts.

Not knowing what the subject matter was, I thought A would draw me in as it has a mysterious feel. However Skate may be right re 'blur to a shape'. 

I like B, but that's because I like country churches. 

I thought D might give more of a clue to what the story is all about and I imagined smugglers or miners or poverty stricken historical figures. 

Then I discovered it was about Alzheimer's. Ah... I'd remove the word 'comic' and replace with something like 'gently humorous' or 'affectionately humorous'. Knowing now that it is about Alzheimer's, perhaps I'd go for B as it gives the feeling of warmth and life (the church) and the graveyard speaks of death where your subject will end up, I suppose.

I hope my muddle helps!


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - joo - 29 May 2013 04:06 PM

Ha, that'll teach you for asking TongueTongueTongue


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Kath Middleton - 29 May 2013 04:15 PM

This is what's known as too much information. Someone once said that a camel is a horse designed by a committee!


RE: New Cover for Matchbox Memories - help! - Ray Kingfisher - 29 May 2013 05:20 PM

Yes. Quite.

I'll draw a halt there and get mock-ups of A and D done.

And thanks for your hotch potch, Anna. Yes, I like B, but you have to look closely to see what the picture is. I've concluded the best pictures don't necessarily make the best covers.

But you're all lovely. Thank you again. Well worth asking. No, really.

RK.