I. Technical information:
Three versions of the cover will be required. One for the eBook,
audiobook and one for the trade
paperback. The eBook Cover is just
the front cover of the trade paperback cover and the audiobook a
squared version of the ebook.
The cover artist will be credited in the front matter of the book.
1. eBook Cover:
a. Media: Full color jpg.
b. Resolution: 300 dpi
c. Cover size: 5.5” X 8””
2. Trade paperback book cover.
a. Media: Full color PDF.
b. Resolution: 300 dpi
c. Finished Book Format: 5.25 X 8
d. Bleed: 0.125”
e. Minimum Cover Height (including Bleed): 8.25”
f. Exact Spine Width .87828.
g. ISBN number 978-0-9847066-8-6
h. text for front cover (use of quotation is optional)
“As a female tugboat captain, Seychelle is one of the genre’s more
unusual amateur sleuths, and Kling makes her one of its
more endearing ones as well.”
h. text for back cover
“SURFACE TENSION is an exceptionally rare first novel,
with a sophisticated style and a voice all its own. A gifted writer,
Christine Kling has created characters that are richly
and a story that is both moving and full of suspense.”
—James W. Hall, Author of Blackwater Sound
On a steamy Florida morning Seychelle Sullivan is answering a Mayday
call launched from the five-million-dollar Broward yacht, the Top Ten.
Racing her fiercest competitor for salvage rights, Seychelle has a
personal stake in this rescue: Her former lover, Neal Garrett, is the
yacht’s hired skipper. But being the first to reach Top Ten leads to
a bloody payday. A beautiful woman has been stabbed to death onboard.
And Garrett is nowhere to be found.
While the police treat her as the prime suspect, Seychelle begins to
unravel a tangled plot centered on a strip club where “all the girls
are tens on top.” Seychelle is connecting human predators with
innocent victims, and a mystery on land with a mystery buried deep
beneath the sea. Now, to find out what really happened to Neal
Garrett, Seychelle must retrace his last steps through two murders and
a horrific crime wave, to a final confrontation beneath the surface of
the sea with someone who may want to kill her . . . or be her
<author photo attached>Christine Kling has spent more than thirty
years messing about with boats, and she now writes nautical thrillers.
Having retired from her job as an English professor at Broward College
in Fort Lauderdale, Christine sails the waters of the Pacific with her
family aboard a 52-foot steel motorsailor.
3. Audiobook cover
Media: Full color jpg
Resolution 72 dpi.
Cover size 2400x2400 pixels