Wednesday, 1 October 2008

New book cover....






Just found an extremely quick way of publishing posts... press enter after you have tapped your title in! Hey presto, an immediate post with no content whatsoever, which wasn't quite what I had in mind. A wee bit too minimalist for my liking- I've gotten fond of my waffle. Luckily there's an edit button to remedy the phantom posting, so let's get talkative!
I have spent most of the day finishing off the idea for the book cover I mentioned previously. The original cover has a silhouette photo of a bloke running, with a sniper sight nearby. Which is fine... but the book is essentially a love story/ thriller, and this cover was only appealing to men ( and possibly woman with PMT!) So I have tried to redress the balance with a storytelling picture that has heavy elements of romance, but with a healthy dose of intrigue too. The photos are of various stages of development along with the original cover- and not brilliantly taken, but they give you an idea of what's what. There is still no definite on the font styles and colours yet, that will be the next stage, if/once (?!) the image is approved. I am genuinly pleased with how it has gone, and I especially like the image reaching round the whole book. What do you think? Over to you! I'm off to start on the sequel...


p.s. extra Brownie points if you can spot the typo on the book blurb!

4 comments:

harrybell said...

If I said there is no typo, I'd be deceiptful.

Serena said...

Ha! Harry- have a brownie point! I'm going to award you another one for showing your 'workings out' in that loaded sentence, too! Thank you for dropping by. I have had a quick look at your blog, which looks great- I shall give it the time it deserves tonight.

Norma Pugh said...

I love the design and colours. I haven't read the book yet, but plan to do so. So exciting for you and hope it leads to more designs in the future. Noticed the typo! and is 'telecomms' two 'm's? Love Mems and Peps

Serena said...

Dear Mems and Peps,
thank you indeedy and fingers crossed! We have just noticed 'befiefs' too- we're going to have to cut back on the coffee and let the typing catch up with the brain! xxx