When I’m bored and feeling down, I have taken to mocking-up, mock-upping, whatever, covers to imaginary books. This would be more impressive if I were a designer of any sort, but I am not, alas.
I know, you’re shocked, since my stick art is so damn realistic.
I’ve been thinking a lot about whether a book just about Nashville could sell to a trade publisher, or if they would think that it was too regional.
It’s a bit like you hear bands talking about. Too small and you’re better off to just do it yourself. Too huge and you’re better off to just do it yourself. But in the middle, there’s still some use for having a record company, because of their marketing reach.
I’m not trying to put myself down or sell myself short. I’m just trying to be honest about my market and not waste my time.