Designing a good book cover is not easy. I was very pleased with the arresting one we came up with for Say Everything. It takes off from the popular icon for subscribing to a blog’s RSS feed, but turns it into something more evocative of a person’s voice sent out into the ether.
And then there’s that little guy pushing a ball, suggestive of the effort and persistence involved in creating a good blog. It also made me think of the myth of Sisyphus, a central image in my first book, Dreaming in Code.
So I was tickled when I received this “RSS pillow” as a gift recently:
The pillow is available from a seller on Etsy who’s got a variety of other “geeky pillows” on offer. It’s not exactly a Say Everything tchotchke but it’ll do! Since I’ve been waking up before 6 AM every day this week to do early-morning radio interviews about the book I am finding the sight of this pillow especially seductive.