The progression of a book cover.

I believed, stupidly, that once I had the main story written that the other bits and bobs would fall into place in a matter of weeks.

How silly of me. (Naive I think is the word.)

Editing took a long time mainly down to me. But the evolution of the cover was the work of Sara. She asked for an outline of the book. I sent it on, along with a draft copy. Then there were a few telephone calls and much to my delight I received the first idea. Here it is:

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The debate began. A few suggestions were made and this was the next idea,

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which we liked but the problem was Harry the seagull had been cut from the story.

So back to the drawing board and then with Harry cut, deleted, the next debate was the title and the type face (font) colours etc.

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Finally this was the final  image.

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Did we get it right or wrong? Everyone’s opinion is appreciated.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “The progression of a book cover.

  1. You made a great choice. The school house is the dominant part of the cover and the pathway leads you into the school house and into the book. The overall impression is warm and inviting.

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