J. M. Wieland is a self-published author under the Nomad Books name. His work Chains of Change deals with those members of our society that have to find work, housing, friends, and a new life after incarceration. This was his first published work.
Book Cover Art:
The cover art for the book was simple enough. He needed to get the book at quickly so I utilized a walking path near where he lived and an old pair of handcuffs from a toy store. By showing the handcuffs in the foreground and the fuzzy image of a man walking away in the background I hoped to demonstrate the idea of moving on from being jailed. It was an added benefit that we were able to shoot in Arizona and have a blue sky kind of day to represent the free life outside of prison.
The editing for the book was done by a couple of people the author knew, but the layout and format was left to me. I used word and the templates from Create Space through Amazon to format the paperback version of the book and then used basic HTML coding for the Kindle version.
He didn’t want to overdo the press release, but to stick to the facts. The release tells the basic idea of the book, its intended target audience, and a bit about the author. I think the release worked well because it was so basic. It led to an interview with Anchor Stephanie Hockridge at ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona.