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[*] posted on 7/13/2012 at 08:22 PM
Fall Off the Couch Laughing is Finally Available


It's taken me forever because I've just poked along at the formatting, but tonight I really got this second collection of my newspaper columns on Smashwords.

These are non-fiction, a set of ten humorous (I hope) essays.

Here's the cover.

FallOffCouch2_cover500.jpg - 44kB

Also see Fall Off the Couch Laughing

or, hey... just go buy a copy at Smashwords . Only $1.89




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[*] posted on 7/13/2012 at 08:50 PM


Did you do the cover?

I'm PayPal broke right now-- but I've got a transfer coming in next week, so I'll pick it up then.




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[*] posted on 7/13/2012 at 08:59 PM


Yep... sort of. It's cartoonized from a photo I set up for Omer to shoot, and then I added the text. Of course it was all done under the old size rules, but not published, so I had to redo it!

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[*] posted on 7/13/2012 at 09:06 PM


I have to be honest - it doesn't grab me. I love the concept of it... the couch, the oar and all that... but it looks photoshopped - the background is too stark it's not blended well... and it doesn't come across cartoonized, I don't think--it looks more like it's 'fuzzy', like it's a poor quality image, rather then cartooned.... and the shadowing around you is off or odd or something. Not sure.

It's not horrible or anything... but to me, it doesn't really look professional, but I know you do good quality writing, so I don't want a cover to hold you back.

I love humorous essays--big fan of Bombeck, Barry, Fulghum... so I am really looking forward to reading these. I just wanted to be honest with you about the cover, because, if I'm not alone, it can hurt your sales. If it's just me and my opinion, though, and others like it, then I'm wrong. I know sometimes covers can be a matter of taste.





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[*] posted on 7/13/2012 at 09:12 PM


The large version isn't fuzzy. It just looks that way in the forum pic.



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[*] posted on 7/14/2012 at 01:36 AM


Joan, I can spruce it if you want, using your same photo, if you mail me the styled picture.
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