Slave’s wages

I finished the layout for Eyes Everywhere. Gary Braunbeck did a cool afterword that really puts the book in perspective.

Now I need to work on the dustjacket and coming up with the details for a special edition. I have an idea for having the book come in a box with original artwork on the outside but I don’t know if it’s feasible for the sale price that we’re aiming for. I wanted to do something less expensive than the things we’ve done so far, more in the $50-$60 range.

But it’s hard coming up with something cool that can be produced without costing too much. Once you figure in the retailer discount, the author’s royalties, artist fees and raw materials that might only leave a dollar of profit per book. For the amount of work I put into these things that’s slave labor!