A blog for lovers of pocket novels written by a group of authors who are: Kate Allan, Cara Cooper, Fay Cunningham, Noelene Jenkinson, Patricia Keyson, Chrissie Loveday, Carol MacLean, Fenella Miller, Margaret Mounsdon and Sally Quilford
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Lord Rivenhall Returns – which cover works best?
The Return of Lord Rivenhall was the very first novella I sold to My Weekly Pocket Novel, this was back in 2005. I have since sold another fourteen books to DC Thompson. I have just republished this as, Lord Rivenhall Returns, with another wonderful cover by Jane Dixon-Smith. I have slightly altered the title to fit in with a series of six Lord and Lady books – the second is called, Lady Charlotte's Deception, and this should be out at the end of November
Lord Rivenhall Returns was also the first book I sold to Linford – they have taken all my pocket novels and had ten full-length books as well. Although we don't get paid very much by DC Thomson,the fact that the books can be recycled makes them well worth doing. I also had this title with Regency Reads for several years.
If you were asked to rank the covers in order of preference I wonder which one you would put first – I would rank the Jane Dixon-Smith first: Linford second: Regency Reads third and the My Weekly pocket Novel last. Although this is not the worst cover I've had from them, and the more recent ones have been a lot better.
Fenella J Miller