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)