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Friday, February 18, 2011

WOMB Author's TRACKS Cover Revealed

Can we have a drum roll on the train, please?

The cover for Tracks, a novel in stories by Womb author Eric D. Goodman, has been revealed! Take a look at the picture below.

The warm, earth-toned cover was designed by London-based designer Jamie Keenan. In designing the cover for Tracks, Keenan said, “The basic idea was to find an image of tracks that mirrored the ideas in the book — beginnings, endings, uncertainty, transformation, possibilities ...”

The image here is the cover for the advance reading copy, or ARC. There are other designs and variations on this cover, so stay tuned to find out whether this will be the final cover when it comes time for the actual print run.

Keenan knows his book jackets; he’s even filled auditoriums with his “Twenty Immutable Theories of Cover Design.” And he’s certainly put them to work with covers for authors such as: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stephen King, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Junot Diaz, David Foster Wallace, Philip K Dick, Anthony Burgess, Tennessee Williams, Jean-Paul Sarte, Rudyard Kipling, Garrison Kellior, Nick Hornby, and A.M. Homes.

Learn more about Jamie Keenan and see some of his favorite cover designs at his website.

Visit the Atticus Books website for more about Tracks.


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Womb Author Nominated for Baker Artist Award

Womb Author Eric D. Goodman is a nominee in the running for a Baker Artist Award! Check out my profile and nomination entry at the link below:


The Baker Artist Awards support Baltimore's artists, the city's rich and diverse cultural offerings and the participation of its residents in the region's creative life.

Visitors are encouraged to view the artists' galleries and to curate an exhibit by selecting favorite artworks from the site.

Last week, WYPR’s The Signal did a segment about the Baker Awards. You can listen to it—as well as catch a podcast of my own reading from Tracks from yesterday’s episode—at www.wypr.org/stationprogram/signal. My story, “Reunion,” closes out the last 20 minutes of the program.

Learn more about the Baker Artist Awards at their main page.


Check our my profile below, where you can learn more about Tracks (a novel in stories being published by Atticus Books this summer), Womb (a novel-in-progress), and other fiction. You can even listen to some other radio readings there.

Feel free to leave a comment or two!


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Jamie Keenan to Design Cover for Tracks

Exciting news along the Tracks. Atticus Books has hired Jamie Keenan to design the cover for Tracks, a novel in stories by the author of WOMB!

The London-based book jacket designer knows his trade: he’s even packed auditoriums with his “Twenty Immutable Theories of Cover Design” lesson.

If you look at book covers, it’s likely you’ve seen his work. Here are some of the authors he’s designed covers for:

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Stephen King
H.G. Wells
George Orwell
Junot Diaz
David Foster Wallace
Philip K Dick
Anthony Burgess
Tennessee Williams
Jean-Paul Sarte
Rudyard Kipling
Garrison Kellior
Nick Hornby
A.M. Homes

Learn more about Jamie Keenan and see some of his favorite cover designs at his www.keenandesign.com/website

Visit the blog of my fellow Atticus author, JM Tohline, for more of Jamie’s cover examples.

And here are some Jamie Keenan Google Images.

So … maybe you can judge a book by it’s cover?