22 March 2013

Book Cover Artwork - "Hoofing It"

the new paperback from Ian M Pindar

"Hoofing It"

Available from Amazon in Paperback and for Kindle

(click the link to read more about the book)

Here is Ian's story:

"It took three years to get from the initial contact with artist Scott Carruthers to the final graphic designed cover of both books, something Scott pointed out when it was finished – I literally (!) could not believe it!

It had taken nearly sixteen years from the first tappings on a rudimentary 386 computer in Rusholme, Manchester (in the shadow of the kippax) Then the computer fulled of memory; it crashed, burned and had a nervous breakdown – the latter being me. ``Have you backed it up?’’ If I had £1 for everyone that asked me this at the time, I would have made £38! I had backed it up, but only at the half way point - remember when I started writing this I only had just got e-mail, we only had 3.5 inch floppy discs (insert your own joke) and if you wanted to download something, you needed to leave it, make your tea, eat your tea, wash-up and then come back! – stop laughing youths! It actually sounds worse than it was, because I had just written it, I could remember most of it, especially the research mainly from Time Outs and Rough Guides. 

Having returned to the book much later I would say it is three times better than it was; from the original first draft I cut six chapters at the beginning and put in a much punchier start - ``Ok I stole the money, there's no other way of looking at it; one minute I didn't have twenty-eight grand, the next, abracadabra, I did.’’ – if you don’t get your reader on the first page you have lost them!  So if there is a word of caution apart from the obvious backing everything up, it is… allow yourself at least double the amount of time to finish every aspect of your book, or if you’re anything like me… add a decade on for good measure!!

Aim for perfection in all aspects of your work, then when it falls short – which invariably will, you have produced something great/good you can be proud of.
Big Love," - Ian M Pindar

Purchase this fantastic book and let me know what you think :)


All Artwork Copyright - Scott Carruthers 2012

1 comment:

Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really

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