When I first released Perfect Timing: I Told You I Would Figure It Out! my name on the front cover kept getting chopped off. A significant portion of the books that I ordered had my name correctly placed while the other copies had a portion of my name cut off due to improver dimensions with my cover art file. When you upload your cover into the editing software for the manufacture they recommend specific dimensions. While looking at the proofs online it appeared like all of my words were clear from the cutoff point.
It wasn't until I order my proofs that I noticed my name was less than a centimeter too low so when it was time for the printing machine to cut my books, the success rate was hit or miss. The problem was that my first proof had everything done correctly. Then when I ordered 20 more copies, around 30-40% of the books had the bottom of my name cut off. This prevented me from selling as many physical copies of Perfect Timing as I wanted to. Once I noticed the inconsistencies I put a complete halt to it's production.
To me, the book looked unprofessional with the name of the author so low on the book. Whenever I release a new project I give away 10-20 copies to close friends, family, and strangers to get feedback before making a real push. I do this specifically to see how the consumer feels about the book. I want to know how people like the cover, how the book feels in their hands and how they browse through the pages.
I have been trying to fix the cover of this book since 2020 which happened to be at the height of the pandemic so the communication between me and the manufacture was inconsistent. Each time that I tried to upload the corrected version of my cover, my screen would be stuck and wouldn't move on to the final step. Today I was finally able to get ahold of a representative in the company that was able to reset my page. I sent an email explaining my situation and frustration and used words that I knew would not only catch their attention but force a solution.
After sending this message I received help within 48 hours and the problem was solved.
Just like the title of my book, this fix is happening at the
Now that I have finally updated my book cover, I can start selling physical copies to the sequel of BWPE: A Conversation With Yourself. I can finally push forward confidently without hesitation or reservations about what people will think. Everything eventually falls into place if you stay patient and let God handle the rest...