Has anyone had the same problem of when finally realizing "Authorhouse" will do nothing for you in promotion or otherwise unless you pay through the nose, that once you cancel the contract, you will loose the cover for your book?
I was threatened with a law suit if I used my original cover.
The contract simply doesn't state this fact or anything for that matter about the cover and who will own the rights to it?
All authors should be aware of this little pitfall, since you probaply will have spend thousands on printing and advertising your book with "their" cover.
So what have I learned?
If the publisher gives you the option to use your own cover: USE IT! Just make sure the contract states that the cover is your copyright property and you can use it in any form, shape or function, even if you cancel the contract.
MAKES SENSE TO ME!
I created my own cover for my second issue of LOOK INTO THE EYES OF EVIL with the help of my "Microsoft Picture It Photo Software" with my computer. If I can do it, as a novice: You can do it too!
aka P.K. PARKER