One of the things I learned as a small business person is that it often costs more (in money, time and energy) to go with the least expensive option. Yet for some reason I ignored this lesson when deciding on a cover designer for the upcoming publication of An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life.
From my small business years I already had a graphic designer whose work I adore (take a look at my former site Someday Syndrome to see how awesome her work is). However, since An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life is my first publication, I wanted to limit the money on spent on the cover and I went with someone I didn’t know but came recommended and who knows how to make a professional-looking cover.
The deadline came and went and the designer vanished off the edge of the Earth. I had planned to publish the book at the end of April and now it’s going to happen the end of May.
The good news is that I’m going to have a kick-ass cover from someone I trust and before the end of the month An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life will be up for sale, plus since I was planning on going with this designer later, now all my books will have the same look and feel to them.