Agents are interested in my book; ie requests for full and partials.
Some of the blogs, etc. suggest that I design a web page. I have an idea for the cover, etc., but isn't this dangerous? I would imagine that the publisher would want to be the first to announce and publicize the book.
What do you think?
Well, at first I thought this was a joke but on the off chance you're asking this seriously, let's review:
1. The purpose of a web page is to provide your contact details, and information about you, and your book. You don't have a book right now. You have a manuscript. Your web page will not, under any circumstances, have a cover for a book that isn't published. Not now. Not ever. It's a red flag signalling poorly prepared, and you do not want to wave that flag at all.
2. The fact that agents are interested in your work is certainly good news but it does not mean that you will have a published book. I have several clients with a very good agent who loves their book with a white-hot passion and are not published (mystifying I tell you, mystifying)
3. Publishers do not announce books. If this statement perplexes you, let me know and I'll explain.