Really, my own covers on self-pubs.
This has been something of a learning curve. I can’t draw, but I do think I have a decent sense of design, with the glittery pumpkin drying on my counter to prove it. I also have no graphic design training, so some of first efforts were… interesting.
At this point I’m in a groove, I have sources for graphics and software to make my layouts on, and I usually feel I don’t embarrass myself. The process is still a little more haphazard than I think it is for pros.
I usually go through several versions (which I know is perfectly normal) and sometimes have a couple of quite different graphics. Then, when crafting a cover for my new Halloween story, I ended up with this.And somehow, this as well.
Hopefully my readers agree.
That one was published with MLR, and they did a beautiful job with the cover (I wish, but I can’t do that). Unfortunately this year, I barely finished my story in time for a self-pub, let alone a publisher deadline.
It’ll get it’s very own blog post later this week, when it comes out.
Happy Spookies, Everybody