The Vote Is In!

Option 1.

Option 1.

Thank you for all of your input about our potential covers for Steve’s new novel, THE KNOWLEDGE.

And yes, we’re changing the subtitle from A Too Close To True Memoir from the bestselling author of The War of Art to A Too Close To True Novel from the bestselling author of The War of ArtAs my grandmother used to say, we were being “too clever by half” with that Memoir classification fudge. If this were a movie, the tagline would be Inspired by a True Story which basically means it’s mostly made up. And readers know that fiction is a “novel,” not memoir…A Million Little Pieces notwithstanding.  Big thanks for that help!

We’re thrilled at the enthusiasm of the response and how many people wrote in. Plus our grand tally of votes came in over 1000. It was tremendously helpful and we can’t thank you enough.

Option 2.

Option 2.

We are going back to the drawing boards and rethinking heavily to incorporate everybody’s GREAT input.

And wait to you see our back cover image!

Stay tuned for the upcoming launch on Wednesday November 23, 2016…the day before Thanksgiving.

Without further ado, here are the results:

Red Cover, Option 1., received 653 votes (64%)

Yellow Cover, Option 2, received 366 votes (36%)

Callie Oettinger will be back next week at What It Takes for our regularly scheduled programming.

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Read this one first.
It identifies the enemy—what I call Resistance with a capital “R,” i.e. fear, self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, all the forms of self-sabotage—that stop us from doing our work and realizing our dreams.
Start here.
Everything else proceeds from this.



  1. Mary Doyle on September 16, 2016 at 4:13 am

    November 23 is circled on my calendar folks…good luck!

  2. Dave Hallowell on September 16, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I voted for the red cover – glad it won.

    I do find tagline at the bottom a little awkward, as it stands. When parens start on one line and end on another, on a cover, that’s mechanically awkward (to me) — and the ‘Too Close to True’ phrase makes sense, but is a little hard to take-in as it stands.

    Take that with a grain of salt.

  3. Sonja on September 17, 2016 at 9:04 am

    All I know is I’m excited to get a chance to read it. Best of luck on the launch!

  4. Matt on September 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I liked the nostalgia of option 2’s font. Makes me think of the swingin’ sixties of which I had no part.

    Best success!

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