Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Made a Book Cover - What Do You All Think?

While waiting for the cover for NIKKI'S SECRET to arrive, I decided to download some photo editing software and try my hand at creating one as well.  What do you all think?  When I posted it on Facebook it earned quite a bit of praise, though naturally many various suggestions were also made.  Not that I'm complaining.  Feedback was one of the reason I posted it.  Sadly, most of the suggestions, while good for a printed cover, wouldn't work for an ebook cover simply because you have to sell it based on thumbnail and the details wouldn't carry over well.  Other suggestions, however, were spot on and went into this final tweaked version.  Well, 'final' probably isn't the correct word since I'm going to keep playing around with it.  I also don't know if some version of this will be the cover for NIKKI'S SECRET since I still have one from a professional cover designer coming (should be here today, actually).

I'd love to hear what people think of this.  I also must say, the hardest part by far in designing a cover for an ebook is the text.  No question about it.  I think I've now gone through nine different versions of text for this one and am still no sure which I've liked best, or if any of them are even good enough for a final version.