May 9, 2014

Preparing for launch: covers and beta readers

I am about to launch my next book, please let me know if you are interested in being a beta reader.  The great thing about self publishing ebooks is that you can create a second edition at any time.

I’m trying to put together a cover that looks professional, but my artwork is um, well, primitive is a nice word for it.  I now understand why most DIY is done with photographs.

drawing name questcovernamequesttrialcoverThis last one is cleaner looking, but doesn’t explain the book enough, even if I add in a pirate ship floating in the distance.  I’ve got to pick something, but if I start earning money on this I am going to get a real cover designer.

Update 5/9/14– I combined the two covers together (using Gimp).

namequestcover

 

One thought on “Looking for input”

  1. Perhaps there also needs to be something which hints at the theme. Are the apparently different nationalities/attributes of the pictured women related to the quest or action? Maybe a subtitle? Something to grab you, which I think your artwork does better than the photo.

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