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:
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.
- GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulator (harlequinbutterfly.wordpress.com)
- GIMP – a free software graphics application (titifoti.wordpress.com)
- Task 4: Collage in GIMP (artandcraftxboarders.wordpress.com)
Posted on October 30, 2013, in Things I've Written and tagged Arts, cover art, Flash Fiction, GIMP, Graphics, Image editing, Online Writing, persistence, Short story, smashwords, Visual arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.