Book cover for softcopy book heading to Lightning Source. The title is: "The Venice Experiment" and the subtitle is "A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad". It is not a requirement that the subtitle be on the cover. The book will be 5.5"w x 8.5"h. The cover must still look enticing at the small size displayed on Amazon's web site, and on the Kindle store. The author description should be "Barry Frangipane with Ben Robbins"
Amazon will be our primary market.
It should be clear to the reader by looking at the cover that this book is about Venice.
The book is a fun true-story memoir about a middle-class couple who just ups and leaves their Florida home and lives a year in Venice. Here is the book description: (Do not include anything above this line on the cover of the book)
Lured by Venice’s colorful history and its labyrinth of walkways, canals, and bridges, Barry wanted to be more than just a tourist. He convinced his wife Debbie to join him in his Venice experiment, a one-year cultural immersion.
Through their initiation into Venetian society, Debbie and Barry discovered the close-knit family of its inhabitants and the oddities of living in Venice, the improbable city built upon millions of tree trunks driven into the mud sixteen centuries ago. From the exasperating bureaucracy to high tides endangering their ground-floor apartment, these expatriates get far more than they bargained for.
The quintessential storyteller, Barry Frangipane draws us into the inner life of Venice. With his inexhaustible humor, he takes the reader on his journey abroad, a journey filled with a cast of remarkable characters who will touch your heart.