Cover Design: Retiring the Worst

When I need a break and want to play with GIMP for a while, indulging my somewhat neglected visual-arts side, I look back over past ebook cover design adventures and pick out something to redesign.

Even though I’m sitting on two finished short stories and am making good progress on a third… technically I’m backlogged by three covers.  But never mind that.  This old cover has been bugging me for a while.  See if you can guess why:

 

EWWWWWWW.

NiceWeatherCover3

AHHHHHHH.

NiceWeatherCoverNEW

That’s so much better for so many reasons.  I’ll leave you to contemplate the difference.

I’ve just added the new cover on Smashwords, it should take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to reach the various retailers that carry my stories listed conveniently in the sidebar to the right.

As of now, I have 43 distinct titles out there and several are free.  There are more on the way; apparently I haven’t squeezed my imagination dry quite yet.  With any luck, I never will.  I like this writing thing too much to give it up.

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About Tao23

I write about my science fiction and fantasy writing--and plenty of other things--at sabarton.com

Posted on October 30, 2013, in Things I've Written and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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