Tidying Up

I’ve been tidying up the apartment today, a job I do not like. Or rather I’ve been doing the laundry and cleaning and hoovering. Tidying up is one of those tasks that I’m just no good at. I can never make up my mind where to put any one item and I often walk around with a piece of paper for a good long while before deciding that the very best place for it in all the universe was where I just found it.

This morning I was having a coffee with my very gifted artist friend Tobias Harrison. I told him about this  blog and in an unthinking moment gave him the address.

Consternation. The site needed tidying up every bit as much as the apartment.  So, after lunch on the terrace, and a couple of glasses of wine I’ve thought I’d share all the new covers of The Lost King series. They were produced by the very professional Derek Murphy of CreativeIndies. Derek is that rare thing, an entrepreneurial guy with a creative mind and an extremely generous nature.  He did a make-over of ten book covers and my book Resistance was one of them. Here’s a link to his article: http://www.creativindie.com/can-a-new-book-cover-double-sales-a-case-study-with-10-authors/

Then he said, ‘shall I do the others?’

That’s an offer I could not refuse. So here are all three covers side by side. If you look to the side-bar on the right you’ll see how much of a difference they made.



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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One Response to Tidying Up

  1. They’re looking great Martin. You should be very proud. 🙂

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