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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 11… the results are in!!!

Here it is… I mean, sort of… the very first mock-up of the cover for my new novel, as determined by excessive testing and polling. This is the background you liked best. This is the text setup you liked best. … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 10…

It was unfair of me to expect you to try to help me pick between 20 versions of the cover for my new novel. I have now narrowed the choice down to the five that I think work best. Please … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 9…

#7 Okay, I think people are getting bored with helping me make a book cover for my new novel. I gave you too many choices to choose from. #7-A But I did get some valuable feedback… at first. I am … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 8…

#4 Okay, I do love the font… but I need to trim those bushes back. Gray sky would be better to show off the text. #4-A Same background, but I reversed it, left to right. Remember, the pointy rock will … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 7…

#1 Okay, I did some mock-ups of the first of the background photos I took, with our princess in front of them. The white line in the center of each version is to remind us that the cover will be … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 6…

Okay, I have picked out ten photos to choose between as the main background for the novel cover art. The advantage with these photos is that I took them myself, so I don’t need to worry about stealing an image. … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 5…

Oh yeah, now our model… my younger daughter, Mollie… is looking more like a princess leading a desperate rebellion against an evil empire! It sure helps that I replaced the plastic PVC pipe she was holding with a spear. I … Continue reading

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