Bookcover From Hell
Today I received the proof copies of More Peevish Advice. I thought I'd made it clear to the POD company what the cover should look like. I sent print-outs and explicit directions.
I did not get what I imagined.
Instead, I got this (ignore the gray line at the bottom; I didn't crop very well):
I thought lavender would make a nice background. Instead, I got the color of the heartburn pill.
I never asked for a green frame. And not a Victorian frame. I thought a silver or gold frame would look beauty-shoppish.
The part of my Dolly Parton wig that has the pink plastic curler on top is cut off.
The illustrator's name is missing.
I was not sunburned or embarrassed when my picture was taken. Where did the red skin-tone come from?
I wanted the same font for my name as Peevish Advice had in 2001. The squarish font looks too techy.
I emailed my list of complaints/corrections to the project manager as soon as I saw the cover. Let's see if they fix it. Meanwhile . . .