June 29

A Book Cover

My mother is an artist and she thought it would be fun to create a book cover for my book. So we started collaborating on things and the book cover–though it isn’t the traditional one pretty girl in a elegant dress she never wears in the book–I think it’s gorgeous.  It’s a representation of a scene in my book.  Those who have read the entire manuscript may even recognize the scene.

Because we’re not one hundred percent certain I’ll keep the title of Shadowed we thought we’d leave name and title out and photobucket it in. That way the original image does not change and I can change the title as many times as I want.  As you can tell from the images below, I’ve already started playing around with the title and byline locations.

I’m currently playing around with where to put that information now, because we plan on turning everything into paperback copies via Createspace. I won NaNoWriMo in November so I get five free Paperbacks of my work. Has anyone used Createspace before?  What was your experience like?

The cover is oil-based, so I won’t get the hardcopy of the cover for at least a month but when I do get it, I’ll frame it and hang it on the wall for inspiration. It would be nice if I could actually use this cover when I do get published. For now it’ll work well for fun and inspiration.

If you know where I should put the title and byline, what font and color or you think I should use one of those three covers, let me know!