The time has come for a little spit shining. I am coming up on my one-year anniversary of self-publishing. Let’a face it, many of my covers truly stink. It’s OK, I know this, you won’t hurt my feelings. This last year has been about writing and understanding the ins and outs of the self-publishing game. What I’ve learned is that I have no graphic design eye whatsoever. I can write and I can format e-books, two out of three solid traits to have to succeed long term in this business. As for the covers, it is time for improvement.
I recently purchased two new pre-made covers. The first is for The Deathbed Mindset. It’s a beautiful blue, clean, minimalist, and represents the book perfectly.
The second is for Tales, my short fantasy fiction collection. It is a simple cover reflecting the fantasy genre.
In addition, today I commissioned two covers with a professional designer for my Legacy Series books. One cover will be redesigned for Warrior’s Tale (book one), and the other will be for book two, my first novel which I am working on now, entitled King’s Reaping. It is such a load off working with a professional on a cover. Now I can concentrate on writing. I’ll also be upgrading the covers for my short stories going forward as well, here and there, when a pre-made cover grabs my eye.
I am about 26,000 words into my novel, and hope to have it published by June 2013, at which time work on book three will begin. While my short fiction days are not one-hundred percent over, my concentration going forward will be on novel-length works.
Stay tuned for more!