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Earlier than we left the States, I put all of the ending particulars on my subsequent e-book. Together with sending out a survey to see which e-book cowl possibility you guys appreciated finest for RVing Throughout America!
I had employed two designers, received again 6 customized designs, and selected my prime two. I needed to listen to which design was the group favourite earlier than I took the time to go over last edits with the designer on little issues like fonts and the again cowl.
We received 1,000 responses and the outcomes appeared…nicely they appeared like a Pepsi emblem.
There was one clear winner—and it was my favourite design of the 2 too! I used to be able to put the ultimate touches on it and transfer ahead.
However Heath had a bizarre feeling about it.
One thing simply felt off to him concerning the “customized art work” I commissioned from this artist.
So he did a picture search on Google and located this:
The identical design. Barely manipulated. On the market. From one other artist.
My customized illustration was decidedly NOT customized.
I couldn’t use a design that I didn’t really personal the copyright for, so I messaged the artist, informed him that he stole another person’s work, and got down to get a totally new e-book design.
Sure, I may’ve gone with the runner up e-book cowl from the ballot, which I appreciated, however I wasn’t in love with it. And I used to be a bit extra cautious about utilizing a design from somebody I didn’t know now that I had seen firsthand somebody blatantly ripping off another person’s work.
This all occurred at 5 PM final Friday BTW, giving me little or no time to get a brand new designer and a brand new e-book cowl design earlier than we left the nation.
We reached out to a few folks on Friday evening. Our buddy Lee, who has designed a number of of our RVE Summit t-shirts, took on the mission with an impressively quick turnaround.
I’m tremendous grateful that you just guys voted for a e-book cowl for this e-book.
I’m simply not utilizing both of them 😅
The ultimate e-book cowl is:
100% customized and distinctive to this e-book!
Plus he even added in a bit RV—which I do know lots of people needed to see on the duvet!
I’m so proud of the way it turned out and it feels actually good to know there’s no likelihood that I would get sued by somebody for taking their design. 🙈
With a last cowl design and the e-book all completed, I’m excited to shut my laptop computer and spend a while taking part in on the seashore and exploring Italy with the household!
You possibly can preorder RVing Throughout America—new cowl and all!—on Amazon now 🙂
—Heath & Alyssa
PS Simply the book is offered for preorder proper now, however the e-book will probably be obtainable in paperback when it formally comes out on Might twenty fourth 🙂