It’s hard to believe, dear readers, but we are once again at that intriguing stage of the publishing process where we have to choose a cover for the next Dalai Lama’s Cat book – Awaken the Kitten Within!
As always, our wonderful designer Sue Campbell has given us some great options to choose from.
So often in the past I’ve picked a cover from the options available, believing it was sure to be the winner – only to find that it was not the popular choice. Which is why I really value your response. Please let me know your preference from the covers shown below, by scrolling to the very bottom of the blog and entering the number of your preferred cover in the message box.
If the past is anything to go by, some of you will provide amazingly full and insightful responses to the covers. But just a simple vote on your preferred cover number also helps us make the right choice. I can’t promise to respond to all your messages, but I do promise to read each and every one.
By way of context, The Dalai Lama’s Cat and Awaken the Kitten Within is a book about recapturing the wonderment and zest we felt when we were young – as well as how to lighten up, accept ourselves and live with a sense of authentic gratitude. It will be published in English this November, and other languages in 2022 – stay tuned.
The images below are works in progress and there will almost certainly be some final tweaks. What we’re after here is your immediate impression.
The cliche is that you can’t judge a book by its cover. The reality is that we all do. And in a very noisy marketplace, it’s important to engage readers’ hearts and minds for that single instant that they glance at a book.
So please let me know which of the following most moves you.
(My grateful acknowledgements to Leonsa on Unsplash for the picture of the keenly attentive puss at the top of this post).
I will share the winning cover with you in the coming weeks. If you are not already signed up to my newsletter, please do so – Facebook only shares with 3% of an audience these days, so email is the only reliable way to get my updates.
My heartfelt thanks in anticipation of your help!
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