Having Fun On This Saturday Night…
I did three covers tonight in just about 45 minutes, and that included looking for art that sort of matched for the three collections.
That’s right, 45 minutes for three wrap-around paperback covers. These will need the spines on them, of course, where the black bar is at, since they are larger than my normal short story paperbacks.
But the front covers can be chopped and used for electronic book covers as they stand now.
I did them in InDesign. And I am still learning that, so a few minutes was spent a couple times looking for how to do something. (grin)
These covers were experiments, but got a hunch the finals will be pretty close. I kind of like them. And my first attempt at branding my collections to everything else I am doing.
I got some comments this week about how long doing covers was going to take in the Great Publishing Challenge and how that made it really hard to do the challenge. And one person was flat insulting saying I could do the 36 books I am planning on doing because I didn’t have to do any covers.
Clearly a person not following this blog much.
A word of information. I will do all my covers except for my novel covers, which Allyson will do for branding sake. So like the three covers below, which will be three of the 36 published in the next year, I will do them all except the ten novels I plan to publish, so I will do 26 covers, at least.
And still working on making the 100 short story paperback covers as well.
Folks, I have a hard and fast rule. I don’t teach anything to do with publishing or writing if I can’t do it and haven’t already done it and are still doing it.
So to me doing 12 books, while teaching, exercising, being CFO of a corporation, and writing over a millions words of fiction sounds like working under water, with one hand tied behind my back. And if that is insulting, I don’t mean it to be. I just don’t see this publishing challenge as hard.
In fact, when Kris and I came up with it, we both thought this one would give away far, far more lifetime subscriptions than either the novel or the short story challenge combined. Seems we are going to be wrong on that, thanks to the insane amount of fear around actually publishing something that has been written.
And even with a challenge that you get back what you pay in if you miss in workshop credit. Still fear is winning this one from all the comments I am getting and how few have signed up.
So anyhow, here are the three experimental covers I did in 45 minutes. They are for the Make 100 Challenge collections I promised in the Kickstarter.