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woman artistWell, the professional editing is nearly finished, so we’ve reached the point when the cover art needs to be discussed and created.

To that end, I met with my publisher from Riverhaven Books in Whitman, MA, and we reviewed the various aspects of the cover design… images, colors, font style, placement.

 

We created the initial cover based on an online format that caught my eye, but the printers proof didn’t quite do the trick, so I requested four adjustments:

1. Replace the purple surround with a neutral shade so it doesn’t conflict with the red brick of the building in the background of the photograph.

2. smudge the word LIBRARY over the entrance so the reader won’t be mislead. In my story, the abandoned library has been converted to a home.

3. Retake the 3/4 view photo of my step-daughter after making her appear older by tying her hair in a low-sitting ponytail and adding a hat… googled these tips.

4. Alter the rectangular shape of the new photo to an oval that echoes the arched doorway.

With these changes, I’m hoping the cover will have a more pleasing look and grab the attention of potential readers…fingers crossed!

Next chore on my list… find a location for my book launch party this fall!

 

 

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