Monday, December 30, 2013

New Cover Art: Ordinary Knight and the Invisible Princess

If any of you have been paying attention, you know that I did my own cover "art" for The Ordinary Knight and the Invisible Princess: A Tale in Two Parts. I recently got into a discussion on my author page about how to boost eBook sales, and a suggestion was better cover art. Out of no where a friend of a friend who runs design business volunteered to give me a hand! YAY!

You can check out Naomi's work here on her Facebook page for NLS Designs.

Her first draft was almost perfect, but  lacked a crucial element I felt was essential for the story, the blanket rope coming out of the tower. At first I didn't want to ask her to change it, because, after all, she wasn't asking for money, this was all out of the goodness of her heart, but the story is focused on self-rescuing princesses, so  I went ahead and asked. The following image is what she came up with.

I spent some time fiddling around with Create Space's cover creator.  None of the formats were perfect, but I chose the following:

Front and back of new cover
I really love the transparent version of the picture on the back and the font choices. I'm not so crazy about  how much of the picture the title text covers up (in all fairness, it is an absolutely huge title). Ideally the text would be on a transparent background. Eventually I am going to learn to do my own cover design (but today is not that day!).

the front alone



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1 comment:

  1. Lovely cover you have designed. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
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