Lit Bit: Tracks Cover Revealed

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


The cover for Tracks, a novel in stories, 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, andA.M. Homes.


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

www.keenandesign.com


Visit the Atticus Books website for more about Tracks.


http://atticusbooksonline.com/category/2011-book-titles/eric-d-goodman/


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Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent

Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every week to Gather Essentials: Books.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

Eric’s novel in stories, Tracks, is being published by Atticus Books summer 2011.

Eric is a full-time writer and editor.  His work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Whatever Literary Journal, Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.

Learn about Eric’s full-color, hardcover childrens’ book Flightless Goose.

Keep up with Eric’s Lit Bits by joining his Gather network. You can also find Eric on Facebook, Twitter, and at his literary blog, Writeful.

Listen to Eric read the following stories on The Signal, a program on the Baltimore-DC NPR station, WYPR:

The Stein

Prewitt’s Plans

The Silences

One Last Hit

Cicadas








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