I finally got around to buying a designing my book cover image for my short story 🙂 I originally bought the large image, but it was too big for the text I wanted to use, so i got the medium. By the looks of how it uploaded onto my blog it looks like the picture will be big enough for smashwords 🙂
My novella Mental Notes is feeling pretty good, maybe only a few more drafts away from completion, and so I’m looking for a cover image that’ll suit it. Which by the way can be pretty difficult. I’m not designer. I can’t take decent photos for shit and I’d probably frustrate any photographer that I’m too poor and cheap to never hire. But I can use Pixlr.com to put text over an already decent image I would have gotten from iStockphoto.com. Good enough 🙂
Currently I have a bunch of images saved in a folder sitting there waiting to be chosen for this task. But the problem is that some are decent pictures in their own context of implying young adult themes. Others are prefered by me subjectively, while objectively others might be better.
While looking online for advice on the best image for my book. I came across this little gem of an article. It talks about all the jobs an image and author has to do to convey what the book is about.
I’ve also put a list of sites that would help (or confuse) someone in regards to YA book covers.
Just finished a 3rd draft of my new book – Mental Notes. It’s a YA mystery novella. This little book just came out of nowhere for me to write it. The genre is so easy to write as well 🙂 Editing this book is nothing like Feet or Fins. I think I might have this one done within the month 🙂 I have done up a page for the book, it’s just lacking a book cover image. But I’ll create one soon.
I should write novella’s more often. This one was a breeze and without the need for an overly complex worl like my other books means I churned this one out in weeks.