Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Look Wot I Dun cover

Here it is, the cover of my Don Powell biography. I can't say that I like it. For several reasons:
1. It's difficult to see from the cover that Don is a drummer and NOT a Noddy Holder clone.
2. It's difficult to see that the title of the book is "Look Wot I Dun" and NOT "My Life in Slade".
3.  It's difficult to see that I wrote the book and NOT Don.
4. And it's difficult to see that the book is about Don's amnesia too and NOT just about his work with Slade.
What it's not difficult to see is that Don and I had no say in how the cover ended up looking as this is definitely NOT what we wanted! But to be honest, we were never told about the cover in advance and didn't know it had been made until we saw it on Amazon! But here it is and I guess, although we had imagined it a lot different, it could have been worse. They could have spelled my name wrong or something…oh, wait! They did, didn't they? When the publishers uploaded the cover to Amazon (without us knowing and without telling us), they had spelled my surname wrong! This is one of the gravest editorial errors you can make, but still it took almost a month before it was changed!
Oh well, despite the cover being misleading, the book itself is what Don and I wanted, telling the true story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary job and his lifelong struggle with amnesia that altered his personality and changed his life forever. I hope you're gonna like it and in fact you can already pre-order it right here.


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