Well, I’ve tried for the past two hours to write something but nothing is coming. I keep getting distracted, even with the Promodoro timer thingy!
So I gave up. Maybe I’ll get into the groove later today, but not now. So I played with my book cover again. No, this is not really gonna be my book cover. But, you know, I can fool around.
I like its simplicity. I know, I know, it should have a tag line. It should have a person’s face. It should have some awesome, super-duper artwork by this gal. (Sonia Verdu. Check her stuff out. It is mesmerizing. If I suddenly win the lottery, I’m hiring her.) But…you know, for now, this will do.
Here it is in puny size. Can you still read the font?
8 thoughts on “Dabbling with my eBook cover”
Too much text!!
You are just jealous that I have two titles instead of one. 😉
Yeah, I know. It’s a lot of text. But I wanted folks to know up front that this is the first of a series. Maybe, just Devil’s Blood, Book 1?
Sometimes simple is better. I like what you show. Maybe better without clutter like a face or some fancy artwork. Just my idea though.
Well, simple is better, if you can’t do great. I do think that impressive graphics (either a lot or little) help to sell a book, but when you can’t afford or don’t know how to come up with impressive graphics, I agree with you. Simple is better (than the crap I would come up with). 🙂
I do like the simplicity. In my opinion, 80% of the artwork on ebooks is wasted. I love the font, but you need a tad more contrast between the red and dark background.
How about a single, striking image? A stylized bat, maybe, or something medieval looking as if it was taken from an illuminated manuscript. Flash it right above your name. Make it pop.
Hey Jaye – I have tried to include some bat imagery, but my computer graphic skills are about nil, and I can’t get it to come out right. I have a very detailed image of what I want on the cover in my head and there’s NO WAY I could ever do it, so I thought, yeah, just red on black. Because, really, the only folks that’ll read this baby are my friends and family! 😀
I like it. Perhaps make the black a little more transparent? Also I agree that Lorena Libre, Fantasy Mystery Series, Book 1, should go… You can put it on the title page, perhaps?
If anything, Book 1 would suffice, I think.
Ok – no subtitle and a bit more transparency and lose the shadow on the letters – got it!
Thanks Learco. 🙂