An advance copy of my book arrived yesterday. I'm in love. The designers at Minnesota Historical Society Press got it so right. For the record, I'm hard to please.
In the past, I haven't always been in love with the designs of my books by various publishers. I've politely had to tell several designers that I think they could do better. And then they still disappoint. And then it's sad for everyone.
So the sublime design of In the Mood for Munsingwear comes as a surprise to me. But it probably shouldn't, many of MHS Press books are gorgeous. When I first saw the book cover art last summer, it struck me as busy, but I still liked it. And now that I have the book in front of me, it is busy, but sometimes busy really works.
I can't say enough great things about my experience with MHS Press. They constantly amaze me and they do it in such a way that it looks effortless. But I know it's not. And this makes me respect them even more.
Now, I'm feeling inspired to go work on my book trailer.