Saturday, July 13, 2013

One of several suggested covers ...

Can you do better?

14 comments:

jerome said...

A colored title in those colors with a suitable photograph below looks quite attractive.

I would just query the title as it stands? I appreciate this is going to be volume one, so that would need to go somewhere on the cover. Or a different title? Or a subtitle somewhere? I only raise the question because your title is all about readers of Zion's Watch Tower and your first volume is going to end before ever there even was a Zion's Watch Tower.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Actually Zion's Watch Tower come to life in the last chapter. Volume I goes on the spine.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Zion's Watch Tower comes to life in the last chapter of volume one. The designation "Volume One" goes on the spine.

Since our primary audience is an academic one, we've opted for a non-controversial title. I have all sorts of snippy titles bouncing around in my head. The'd never do for this book.

roberto said...

Excellent photo, original, I don't know how many people know this picture. Children, people, and chuch, remember me the beginning of a separate identity, so I think the photo is well attuned with the title of the book.

I think the name of Russell should appear. After all, he is the key character.

Andrew Grzadzielewski said...

I wonder if the dates 1870-1877 may be misleading since the WT was not published until 1879.

(I love the picture!)

Andrew

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

The dates are 1870-1887. not 1877.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

The dates are 1870-1887. not 1877.

Marvin Shilmer said...

I like this cover!

Anonymous said...

Good Cover. Thank you for keeping tthe cover/title non-controversial so that it won't scare off Potential Jehovah's Witness readers.

Anonymous said...

http://tinypic.com/r/33z7488/5

B. W. Schulz said...

Dear Anon:

Very well done, and I appreciate your efforts on our behalf. This is not suitable for our book. I'm sorry we can't use it.

Anonymous said...

"A Separate Identify" seems a very good title.

Andrew said...

Sorry I'm weighing in so late on this - just learned about your research a week ago.

I believe the actual spelling of the town's name is "Miamisburg" - I've been unable to find any authoritative reference with a final "h".

Also, I was told - by a person who had a copy of the original - that the photo was taken right around or shortly before 1909. Several living descendants of some of the people in the photo (although) I am unable to identify any individual) are Witnesses.

Hope this background might by useful. Thanks for your efforts.

B. W. Schulz said...

Andrew,

Thanks for your comment. The book has already been published. If you're internested you can find it at lulu.com