I received an e-mail from my publisher the other day saying they had taken the Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World book cover to booksellers and were told the cover didn’t evoke enough emotion.

So they went back to the drawing board.

This is the new, finalized cover…and even though I loved the old cover, I love this new cover even more.
Don’t you wonder what those little boys have been up to? Where they’ve been and what they’re laughing about.

I like the colors, too. My favorites: blue and yellow.

So this is the Old Cover:

I liked it, too…because you feel as if you’re walking into the picture. You can sense the quiet and the peace of a warm summer day. Maybe, early autumn.

Anyway, the publisher knows what they’re doing and I’m kind of dazed at having so much help and support in releasing a book. I’ve been very grateful for the small press that has published my first books…very, very grateful. I’ve learned so much and have a tremendous appreciation for all that goes into selling books. But WOW…what a difference to be with a big publisher. Wow, wow, wow.

It’s like drinking Folgers’s coffee…and then someone offers you a Starbucks’. Or, even better, Peet’s. How can you ever go back to a common cup of coffee?

Same thing with publishing. I can’t go back.

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