A new cover for ‘Artful.’

Today I decided to change the cover of my novel ‘Artful.’

It’s a shame because I liked the cover but I knew that I could improve on it. The old cover was too busy and did not immediately capture the essence of the book.

I’ve spent a frustrating time trying to get to grips with Gimp and finally, after lots of experiments, I finally got a cover I liked.  It should appear on Amazon some time tomorrow but I thought I’d give readers of the blog the first look at it.

It captures the fact that the book is about The Artful Dodger, which was not immediately clear in the earlier cover and that he has been transported to Australia.

It also captures his exuberance and sheer cheek, both of which are much in abundance in the book.

For a limited time ‘Artful’ is available for $1.25 or 77p.  It’s also available for free loan for Amazon Prime customers.

My goodness, just checked on Amazon and the new cover is up and running already.  I hope you like it.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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4 Responses to A new cover for ‘Artful.’

  1. liamodell1 says:

    Love the cover! 🙂

  2. Martin Lake says:

    Thanks very much, I appreciate your comment.

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