Editing, schmediting and COVER DESIGN!

Monday, 17 July 2017

I have been working on the cover design with the graphic designer who has designed bestsellers like The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith and Marina Lewycka's A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. As a designer myself, I find it both easy and hard to take the back seat and let someone do the driving. I've even done a moodboard, see below, as the designer inside me always kicks in when you don't want it to, like at 5 am. The last update I wrote was 24 May just before half term break. I seem to be making updates just before the end of term. Today is the last week of term. Subliminally I don't know if I will survive school holidays. That is why I have to do my updates just before school breaks up. Question time: "Where's. Me. Book. Where's. Your. Book. Where's. OUR. book." Answer: It will be out soon - follow these updates closely from now. The clock is ticking. Baby will arrive soon. Parents, be brave! Writers, be braver! 


MOOD BOARD! Style inspo, ideas, feel.  

As usual, I would love to hear from you. Positive, negative, neutral feedback, all welcome. Answers on a postcard please! In under fifty words. Happy summer holidays.

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Alexandra Lewis
Alexandra Lewis says:

This is all so exciting - even more so because you have having book twins!!

Maybe it's time to dig out a hypnobirthing CD to ease the stress though....

BTW, I love the book covers for No 1 Ladies Detective Agency & Ukranian Tractors. I am sure your book will look great.


July 17, 2017

Ivy Ngeow
Ivy Ngeow says:

@Alexandra Lewis: many thanks Alixe. Appreciate the feedback. Yes I like those covers too. They know what they're doing and they're doing it.

July 17, 2017

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