Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cover Draft - Judge This Cover

Here it is, at long last:

This is a low-res JPEG draft of my cover with layout.  I am not an expert at design, although I know a couple of the basics.  Please let me know what you think, and if there's something I could do better, please let me know!

This was designed with the Amazon site in mind.  I made sure the title and my name are both readable at super-tiny thumbnail sizes.  I also wanted it to look good at Amazon's medium thumbnail size, and work as a trade-paper cover in a large size.  (It may need slight tweaks for the trade paper version.  My focus was on the initial ebook release.)

Please leave feedback in the comments.  Thanks!


  1. Looks really good. I like the font choices and the colors; you already know I like the art.

    The only tweak I would suggest is that to my eyes, the title and your byline are crowded a little too close to the right-hand side of the cover. You might want to try scaling the size of them down just a little to give them a bit more breathing room. Right now, it looks kind of like the right-hand side of the cover got cut off a bit.

    Other than that, looks good. Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Spiffy. I will scoot them over and/or shrink. Thanks!

  3. I hope you don't mind, but I just simply couldn't resist taking a stab at a design myself:

  4. Holy crap. I think I like yours better!

  5. Yay! Well, you're certainly welcome to use it. :)

  6. Considering it. Now I can't decide which I like better. haha. What tool did you use?