detail from Spirit of Empire - book illustration by Duncan Long

Got word today from Lawrence P. White that the web page for his novel Spirit of Empire is now online. In addition to being able to order the book, visitors can also read a sample chapter.

I still have trouble getting used to the notion that I can finish a book cover illustration (and layout, in this case), send it to the publisher almost instantly via the web, and have the book available for sale a week later.

We live in amazing times.

Duncan Long is a freelance book cover illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, Fort Ross, and many other publishers and self-publishing authors. See his cover illustrations at: