On Hiatus

I'm taking a short break from the internet for August, so this blog will be a little quiet for the rest of the month and into the first week of September. In the meantime, there are scheduled posts going up every Wednesday at my cosplay blog - The Intergalactic Seamstress - and at the review blog Critique de Book, plus the odd up to date post at Spacefreighters Lounge on a Tuesday (or you can find my fellow crew mates posting Monday-Friday). See you when September comes! 

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Final Front?



As promised, this is the final version of the book cover that I came up with using the new software. Sadly my trial has now expired; I would have liked a little more time to experiment with it, but my playtime is sadly limited, especially with the half-term holiday this week. I would say that with a bit of effort, some good resources and a familiarity with the software itself, you could create yourself a reasonably impressive book cover if you wish to self-publish. However, at the end of the day I did find the software slightly limited, at least in terms of what I was hoping to achieve. For example, this is the book cover for my friend's recently published fantasy novel, and I would love to be able to create something more like this:



Sadly, this software is not quite sophisticated enough, but as I said, with a free trial of it on offer it is worth giving it a try for yourself. Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. I think it looks marvelous, Pippa!
    ~k
    www.kristalleeromances.com

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  2. Definitely a great cover - I'd def. buy it!!

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  3. It's a bit more eye-catching than the dark cover I think. But the current trend, at least in UK book shops, seems to be a black cover with an emblem or small picture, even for reprints such as Lord of the Rings. In terms of marketing - follow the trend or go for something different? To me, the black covers are smart, but when you look down a book shelf, it's hard to distinguish one from the other.

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