Thursday, May 5, 2011

'Tagged' becomes a book

The story 'Tagged' has been completed and will be submitted to Pink Flamingo for consideration. If not deemed suitable I will publish it on Lulu. Will post more information upon publication.   

5 comments:

watson said...

Great! You finished that quickly! I can't wait to read it. I do understand why you chose to make it a book and I don't care as long as I get to see what happens. I love the premise!

idontwanttoblog said...

Good news!

Say, where do you get the pictures for the front of your book? Some of them are pretty sexy! :)

Chris Bellows said...

The covers are derived from a number of sources.

The cover for Billie and Mary was done by YPVS using 'Poser' art. Subsequent to his fine effort I introduced him to Liz at Pink Flamingo and he's done covers for my books and other PF efforts.

For a time I had a friend (Lady Whipenrod) draw some covers, 'The Interogator' and 'Collared and Leashed', but she tired of the endeavor.

Currently Liz Dusseau arranges all the PF covers. I do not do any custom covers for the Lulu books. Publishing hard cover books on Lulu is time consuming. And I have convinced myself that for the ebooks there, especially short stories, covers are not a major selling point.

In general, when it comes time to publish, it is frustrating to have a book held up awaiting custom cover art. Therefore, most of the covers are selected from photos/artwork which are in hand.

For example, for one story I wrote involving the Segufix restraint system, I attempted to obtain real photos of the sub/husband of a dominant wife who keeps him thoroughly immobilized in the myriad of imposing straps, buckles and locks. Personal matters precluded a timely response and Liz had to publish the book using a more generic cover photo.

So, in summation, it's great to get story specific covers, but not if it requires too much time and coordination.

Regards

CB

idontwanttoblog said...

That's been my experience. I was recently contemplating putting some short stories on Amazon as an ebook and browsing around I find that a nice cover pic will often draw my eye, at least. But it's really hard to find free-to-use fetish type stuff. I have poser but I'm strictly a beginner amateur and I find it rather awkward and hard to use, I simply don't have anything like the skill to produce my own artwork with it. It's a real shame, but if I do go ahead it will have to be some generic pattern with a title on it.

Chris Bellows said...

idontwanttoblog,

Check out www.renderotica.com

YPVS did the cover for 'Billie and Mary' and I later introduced him to PF where he did the cover for 'Laura Davidson Keeper of Men'. He has since done other stuff for PF.

Drop me an email. I have an address for him, though it's a few years old.

Regards

CB