I’ve been designing a cover for my book which I’m soon going to self-publish on Amazon Kindle. You can read many different opinions about book covers and does and don’ts but in the end I felt I had to go with what I felt suited the content. The book is a 16,000 word, fictional story, about a wood-mouse that by chance starts going flying in a microlight. He’s also a mouse that hasn’t yet chosen a name for himself (as wood mice must do). Born with a somewhat rebellious and unconventional nature he disappoints his family who dub him odd, and different, and eventually reject him. Flying becomes his passion, and in the end brings him back to his family.
If you have a moment I’d really appreciate it if you’d tell me which cover you prefer. The picture is obviously the same on both, it’s the font for the title and signature that I can’t quite decide on. Does anyone think the author name should maybe be in a more conventional font? I’ll really appreciate your opinions!
Third Cover added after comments!
I recently entered a competition put up by GIMP (the free photo-editing software equivalent to Photoshop). I started using and learning GIMP a few years ago, it’s great fun for anyone who wants to be creative with graphics or photography. In this recent competition we had to create a space scene using paints, photos, or a mixture of both. I used some of my aerial photography combined with some biking pics and added stars etc with paint. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Which one do you prefer?
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