Pre-publishing Thoughts: My Runner-Up Book Cover Designs. What Do You Think?
By LitNews | May 8, 2012 8 Comments
So I am super excited. My e-book officially, officially drops on June 15th, and in the meantime, I’ve hired a social media company to help me get my name out there. I think the investment will be well worth it.
I’ve also been working with a professional book cover designer to produce a great book cover.
After all, in the publishing industry, people really do judge a book by its cover…
But alas, I wasn’t so thrilled with the first batch of book designs presented, and had my designer scratch them all (I am picky when it comes to my book cover – what can I say?).
So I am back to the drawing board again with my book covers; but considering all the bills I have to pay, and all of the money I am putting out to make this venture as successful as possible, I recently found myself short on extra funds for new drafts on the cover designs.
Well, talk about God smiling on me and allowing me to have a little luck!
Wouldn’t you know, but a check came in the mail today, completely to my surprise, involving some some class action suit I was unknowingly involved in. Yep, that’s right, I benefited from a suit I didn’t even know had been filed on my behalf, from a former company I used to work for.
And get this: although the funds I received in this class action suit were tiny, almost pennies, it was just what I needed to pay for more book cover drafts, without having to cause further delays.
What’s my point in all of this? Prayer and hard work will no doubt come in handy once all of this is said and done, but I must confess to the sneaking suspicion that everyone needs a little luck, too.
And boy did I need it.
Anyway, I want to share with everyone the two basic book cover designs I am now contemplating using for my June 15th ebook release.
These images below haven’t been worked on yet, but I dig the look and feel of their basic layout, and over the next couple of weeks my book designer and I will come up with what I hope to be a real a crowd-pleaser.
Let me know what you think of the basic designs.
Drop me a line and tell me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, the book is a collection of quirky, melancholy, dark and funny stories.
Here is the first image that I liked. It has a melancholy feel to it; in some ways its beautiful, and in some ways its sad. It’s a mixture of feelings perhaps, and that’s what my stories convey, I think.
Okay, now here is the second image. One of my co-workers called it a grab-bag feel. The reader might not know what they’re gonna get when they open a book with a cover like this. And that’s all right. Perhaps it’s good to keep readers guessing, ha ha.