Thursday, September 24, 2009

CD Title: A Winner!


This is one of the photos I hope to use on the CD. It's my granddaughter Kate in the Greenwood Cemetery near Sistersville, WV.

Thank you all again for the creative suggestions for the title for my new CD of ghost stories.

After reading through all your ideas several times, I decided to use this:

Beyond the Grave: Ghost Stories and Ballads from the Mountains.

And the winner is:

Jason!

Jason gets a free CD as soon as I get the finished product. Congratulations, Jason, and thank you for the suggestion. I tweaked your wording a little, but it fit perfectly what I wanted for the title.

Now, to update you all on the project:

Tonight I finished the editing process with the recording studio. I thought we were finished Monday night, but I discovered an error that had to be corrected--I could not live with it the way it was. So we took care of it tonight, Bob printed out the tracklist and tomorrow I will ship the CD, tracklist and money to the CD company.

I emailed the text for the insert tonight, and I'll send the photos I want the graphics guy to use tomorrow. I still have to write the text for the tray card, which will probbly just be my contact information and track list. And some photos.

Once all that is sent, I wait for the graphics guy to send me proofs to approve. I expect there will be some tweaking to do. I've already told him no blood-and-guts, dripping letters, skulls, etc--these aren't horror stories, they're ghost stories. We'll see if he understands my meaning.

I had really wanted to have the CD finished by the WV Book Festival, which is now only two weeks away. That is not going to happen, unfortunately, so I'm missing a good sales opportunity. But that is what it is and I can't do anything about it. I should certainly have them for several other October performances, so that's good. And I will try to list the CD on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online sites. Another learning curve ahead. I also hope to have it juried and accepted by Tamarack, the big West Virginia arts and crafts center.

The end is in sight, and I am getting excited. It's been a year since I started this; the project stalled last year and I finally got back to it this month. It will be very good to get it finished.

10 comments:

DGranna said...

Wonderful photo and title. Maybe you can make a "mock" album using a case with photoshopped picture and title, (or maybe producer will make one for you) and play your selections in a booth at the fair. Take orders ! I would snap one up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue! I'm glad you have finished this project.

Granny Sue said...

My recordigin studio uy suggested something similar, DGranna. he suggested burning 25 or 30 copies, putting them into slimline cases with a simple graphic cover and calling it Book Festival Advance Copy. Those who purchased one would get the CD mailed to them free when it's ready. That's what I just might do.

I am glad it's done too. It's exciting, and at the same time a relief :-)

Granny Sue said...

My recordigin studio uy suggested something similar, DGranna. he suggested burning 25 or 30 copies, putting them into slimline cases with a simple graphic cover and calling it Book Festival Advance Copy. Those who purchased one would get the CD mailed to them free when it's ready. That's what I just might do.

I am glad it's done too. It's exciting, and at the same time a relief :-)

Janet, said...

This is great, Susanne. Glad you've got it finished

Jason Burns said...

Yay! I won! Woo hoo!

It took me a while to get to my email, but what a nice surprise this was! Very good after such a long week of event planning!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like it!
Amy

Granny Sue said...

Congratulations, Jason. And how appropriate for the author of the WV Spectral Heritage website!

Susan at Stony River said...

Congratulations! The photo's wonderful; I didn't even see her at first as she seemed to be one of the gravestones, then there she is.

Good luck with everything that's left to do. I *love* that advance copy idea; maybe will generate more buzz that way?

Mary said...

Very nice! I can hardly wait!!

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