Sunday, December 16, 2012

Introducing "Jesus Was a Time Traveler"



"What the hell, man? Stop spamming me with all of this promotion!"

Yeah, yeah, I get it, I get it: simmer down. This isn't the fiftieth post/tweet/facebook post about my novel. At least this one has a purpose.

After talking things through with the cover designer, I've decided it's best to keep things consistent on the front cover. I tried to do a nifty thing where the book was "found" by me, and actually written by the English scientist, Phineas Templeton, who stars in the novel. Hence why the book was originally titled Jesus Was a Time Traveller, with two "L"s.

The problem is, if I was going to go in that direction, everything on the outside should've been consistent with that reality. Hence it should've been "by Phineas Templeton & D.J. Gelner," and the back copy on the paper version should've been all Dr. Templeton.

Not to mention that folks do tend to judge a book by its cover. While I give folks credit for being able to pick up on the "found book" thing, random folks in bookstores may take one look and think, "He doesn't know how to spell 'traveler!' Why would I buy this book?"

All of this is a long-winded way of saying that I've changed the title, to "Jesus Was a Time Traveler" with one "L" for the paperback version, and future versions of the e-book.

Those of you who have already bought the book...well...I guess you have a collector's edition, of sorts. Not just too many were sold with the old title, so be sure to keep those for posterity's sake!

As for the rest of you, the re-named book should be available shortly on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo, the iBooks version should be out shortly, and the paperback version will be out as soon as I clear up some formatting issues.

On a related note, big thanks to my cover artist, Derek Murphy, for his unceasing patience in working with me on this project. He's one of the best in the biz, folks; check out his work here.

Thanks everyone--hope to be able to announce the paperback version shortly!

-D.J.

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