Cover Re-Design

When I got the galley back, a couple of things showed up in the cover design.

1. The title sat too close to the edges.

2. There wasn’t anything on the cover that said “Fantasy” to me. It could have been horror, or even mystery.

3. The back blurb was too large. It filled too much of the back cover and looked pasted on.

So, here’s the new one. I think it’ll work better.

9 Responses to “Cover Re-Design”

  1. 1
    Tara Li

    Um – no text on the spine? Makes it harder to find on the shelf…

  2. 2
    Nathan

    Spine text gets added at Create Space .. saves me trying to line it up correctly between the folds.

  3. 3
    Tara Li

    Ahhh, ok.

  4. 4

    I liked “Book One” better than “Volume I”. Using volume always makes me think of text books and biographies. I like my fantasy in books, one can curl up with a book (even an ebook), one can treasure a book, but one tends to file volumes 😉

  5. 5
    Nathan

    Hmm. Good point.

  6. 6

    Much better.

  7. 7
    Tara Li

    I second the vote for “Book 1” over “Volume 1”. Or maybe even “Journal 1” or “Tome 1”, just for that fantasy feel.

  8. 8
    Nathan

    Book I it is

  9. 9
    annoyance

    The cover looks scarier than than the story itself. I love it.