Proof copies and special announcement for The Caretaker of Imagination

On Monday, I received the proof copies for my first written book, The Caretaker of Imagination, to be released in March this year. Squee! I was rather excited that day!

The proof version had a mock cover design (pictured above). It was an illustration that my illustrator and I liked for the cover art, but I later decided to use a different illustration (pictured below). I’d chosen this one because I thought it reflected the story more, and would be more vibrant – it will be in colour – and more appealing to the kids who would be reading this book.

Cover illustration for The Caretaker of Imagination.

Cover illustration for The Caretaker of Imagination.

Once the proof came through, I realised that I really was in love with the treehouse illustration. After a small discussion with a friend on Facebook, I’ve decided to use this mock cover as a Special Illustrator’s Edition.

This will most likely be in hardcover, a larger size, and have full-page illustrations – I just need to confirm details with my lovely illustrator, Jane Thorne. I’m looking forward to having this edition available, if only to show off Jane’s intricate artwork. The pictures in the standard chapter book simply don’t do justice to her original work.

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4 Responses to “Proof copies and special announcement for The Caretaker of Imagination

  • How exciting!!!!!!!!!!

  • And how cool is it that, you, the author, get to make those choices these days. Not so long ago you’d be be lucky to consulted if you were using a traditional publisher.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      2 years ago

      Ah sorry for the late response! Yes, it is amazing that I can just choose to do something like this – which is really special for the illustrator as well. I think illustrator’s often get forgotten in the success of the author.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Lis 🙂

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