Topic: Redoing Book2 cover

Goal is to emulate the style of the books that sandwich it.

http://www.skyfire.ca/kwan/tnbw/book2-c-sample1.jpg
(A) Conveys sense of drowning (this was the goal. She's drowning in the rules society expects of her)
Not fond of the backwards lettering. Would probably un-mirror it


http://www.skyfire.ca/kwan/tnbw/book2-c-sample2.jpg
(B) Lighter look
Lettering a bit difficult to read


http://www.skyfire.ca/kwan/tnbw/book2-c-sample3.jpg
(C) Some random idea I had 20 minutes ago

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ok so A, B, C, or D (None of the above)

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Hmmmm.....I don't think I've read the book so I'm floundering the dark here. Based just on the visual impact alone, I'd go with....drum roll..... "C"

But what do I know?

Bobbie

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You have to look at A relatively closely to see that it's underwater. When I first saw it, I thought her forehead was smudged and that she had dandruff. :-)
I like B best. Looks very professional. Very obviously underwater. The font seems fine to me.
As for C, do you really want to compete with other authors on Amazon using a black & white cover?

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Who's in book two, btw?

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Dirk B. wrote:

Who's in book two, btw?

Book 1-3 [K w a n]
4=Kimberly
5=J3nna
6= Everyone
7=Lorraine
8=Lorraine (If she survives 7 (which is unlikely))

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https://tinyurl.com/y6vmloj5

Didn't take long

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You mean the theft of your book?

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How many of those translations and book formats were done by you?

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None...I hope they get my name out there big_smile

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I'm at that ug;y stage of marketing where its exhausting but too soon to see results

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Since starting marketing on J3nna I've organically moved exactly 1 copy of the other books. Slow start, but it'll pick up

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The Rocket Girl's Tale is available twice on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback for two different sets of prices. Also, there's a typo in the title for one of the two entries.

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The company I engaged to handle the paper distribution decided to run an ebook edition (the higher price) despite my instructing them not to. I was too lazy to make them delist it

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Oh, and in talks with:
https://tinyurl.com/y8uhxx45
to do a J3nna pose

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That's very different, but I like it. Is there a weapon you can give her? A grenade, maybe. :-)

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That's not the pose-- it's a different character. But you can see she sorta fits the bill.
We're on early talks atm. Just finished a bit of back & forth about wardrobe

18 (edited by Kdot 2020-07-07 16:37:43)

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Edit: Wardrobe is now agreed upon.

Q: What do you remember the most that she did?
(I'm preparing a list of poses and want to make sure I don't miss anything obvious)
So far I have her cover-shot and her killing that guy with an ice pick. If you can think of others let me know. (I mean I can since I wrote it, but maybe what I think is not memorable really sticks out to someone who's not me)

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There's the elevator sabotage, but that's impossible to show. Also, is she on the verge of being hung in this book, or did you remove that? Her with a noose around her neck would go well with the (old?) title: The Self-Destruction of....

Her holding a bloody ice pick is probably best.

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ok... I passed those along. It's going to take a few weeks for her to build all the customes

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Are there no sites with art or pictures that you could use in return for a small fee? It's gotta be expensive to hire models for each cover, although Kimberly was gorgeous.

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Dirk B. wrote:

Are there no sites with art or pictures that you could use in return for a small fee? It's gotta be expensive to hire models for each cover, although Kimberly was gorgeous.

The [T i a] one set me back about 500USD and came back unusable