|The first cover for TCN|
If you have been watching my facebook page, blog, or even just the book itself, you'll have noticed that I have gone through several covers. I have finally settled upon the one I like the best and believe I'll stick to it for a long time. (That is assuming a big time publisher doesn't snatch up the book and put an awesome new cover on it at their own expense.)
|Cover #2 for TCN|
|Cover #3 for TCN|
Of course it will never be perfect, at least in the opinion of the author, but it can be as darned close as possible.
What is hard is that covers are expensive. Well.... ones done by pros can be expensive. Often indies have been made fun of for their covers. Ridicule seems to be the way of life for an indie author. And the cover is a clear target. Yes, I have seen some really really terrible indie bookcovers, but as an indie myself I understand their plight. They simply don't have the hundreds of dollars to shell out for a cover. This is why I started using some public domain images, my photographs, and an editing program to create covers. I give them away for free. They are far from a real pro, but they aren't bad to look at either.
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For myself. I have created a cover for my newest book which is still in editing. Unlike my free covers, this one contains only artwork of yours truly. Please let me know what you think of it.