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Review: Dillinger in Charleston

Skinny87

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I do like how you've brought up the oft-neglected aspect of how readable the blurb is Skinny.
Thanks Alex! I've been blogging for a bit now and wanted to develop something unique so decided to look at the cover art; the back blurb; and the editor/editing in detail

The blurb won't sell me the book like the cover art, but if it isn't up to scratch then I'll certainly be less interested

Interestingly I had no idea trad-published authors (so not in this case, admittedly) had no control over the blurb, which is something self-publishing allows control of

@Meadow out of interest, do you write the cover blurb for SLP or is it down to the authors?
 

Alex Richards

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Thanks Alex! I've been blogging for a bit now and wanted to develop something unique so decided to look at the cover art; the back blurb; and the editor/editing in detail
It's certainly a different approach.

I'm reminded of the most unreadable things I've ever come across, which was when one of the Ultimate Warrior's comics featured a recap of the story so far in black font on a greyscale cartoon image of his face...
 

Skinny87

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It's certainly a different approach.

I'm reminded of the most unreadable things I've ever come across, which was when one of the Ultimate Warrior's comics featured a recap of the story so far in black font on a greyscale cartoon image of his face...
Oh wow, how very 90s

The opposite is when I used to surf for indie sci-books, and there would be some awesome covers, but then the back cover would proudly declaim about "Commander Whitebread and the crew of the USS [NOT EVEN THINLY VEILED CSA APOLOGISM] fighting the evil Mayonnaisliens"
 

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Great review.

The cover seems to be a clever way to do more with less. It's still using stock assets, but isn't just slapping a photograph down with the title pasted over like a lot of the worse indie covers.
 

Ulster

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Well I’m definitely inclined to give Mr Ciccone’s back catalogue a look off the strength of that review.
 
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