My next book refresh was for book length fiction. Because my day job is so chaotic, it was very hard for me to spend the mental energy to figure out how to set up a print cover. If you don’t have a Mac, Vellum’s out of the picture, and the software on the PC side is very complicated. Since I wanted to get my GALCOM Universe series into paper, I had it designed by Cover Mint.
This book had a problem with it: The title.
I love the title. It fits the book.
It’s the name of a popular travel series. Means that no one’s going to find the book if they search on the title. So with the cover change, I decided it was a good time to change the title.
The image came from Dreamstime.
This is the cover designed by Dan Von Oss at Cover Mint. Dan’s very good at science fiction and action (which will be of big use for book 4 in my series, Last Stand). I told him I didn’t want dark covers. How my name appears on the cover was the only other requirement, and everything else was the artist.
The text at the top is from my blurb. I was very glad I took the blurb class over on Dean Wesley Smith’s site because it’s been very useful for even the cover designs.
There’s something really exciting about seeing a cover designed by someone else for one of your books. One of the things I will be doing in the next few weeks for this is print version and a large type print version.
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