First pass at a cover for my The Last Rocket Development Diary, Lift Off. In my effort to grok the epub format I just aped the Book Apart cover dimensions. Probably going to make mine a little squatter. The diary part is done (140 days of notes and related tweets) as is the Preface. Just need to write the Post-Launch and Postmortem sections then insert a boatload of screenshots from development .
over 1 year ago
Great, as if I didn't have enough books to look forward to. :)
Don't get too excited, it really is just a diary :)
Ooh, would love to proofread it!
Lift approves of this title.
Since it's going to be an ebook, it'd be cool if there were videos in there or some audio snippets of concept soundtracks and such.
Just saying. But still, I'm looking forward to this no matter what!
Unfortunately I didn't record any video of interim builds. I'll check my archives though and see if any of the old versions still build in Xcode 4.2. There will definitely be a few work-in-progress/outtake audio tracks though.
I quite literally cannot wait to read/listen/experience this. So much awesome in here.
great work :)
I like, and can't wait to buy. I am doing my own ePub thingy right now for my first novel, so I know your frustration.
Shaun, I dig it. Actually, I use the promo pics of the last rocket as my wallpapers on the ipad.
One thing that immediately jumped to mind: have you read the article by Craig Mod on the Codex journal? Or have you heard about his presentation on BuildConf?
He dabbles a bit about the changing role of covers in ebooks. I think you'd find it most interesting in your current endeavour. ;)
And to leave with a concrete piece of feedback: I'd make the smoke of the lift-off encompass the entire cover. It looks like a smudge sitting on the iBooks shelf. I'd also try bumping up the text a bit on the title of the book & author.
As avid player looking foward to this! Great work.
Was this never released?
7 months ago
@Clint Gunter It totally came out earlier this year! You can buy it here.
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