I’ve been playing with covers lately, particularly Isto’s cover. I want to go with a series look, but have been struggling with how to portray the images (stone background, symbolic clan mark). Right now, it looks like a horror novel.
But in the midst of my playing, I got side-tracked title manipulation. I wound up with the Niniers banner you see at the top of this post. My friend Dani said it was very Game of Thrones. My boss thought the ‘S’ looked like a dragon. The style would go very well with book three, Sovereign, and if I splashed a bit of red on it, it would work for Isto too.
But then, I’d want to change Thanmir War too. That’s not a bad idea, since Joel Friedlander said I’ll need better typography for Thanmir War’s cover to really pop.
Since there’s no harm in trying, I toyed with it.
I changed the font sizes to tighten up the space between words.
It’s still wrong. The gloss on the metal is from the wrong direction. It should be coming from the top right, not the left. It’s also too dark. And too wide (it overstretches my e-book boundaries).
That aside, do you like the metal look better than the solid color? I figure if the popular opinion is yes, I’ll slowly “damage” the metal as the titles progress, ending with the jagged look you see in the Niniers banner.
Oh, and if you haven’t heard, Thanmir War is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon!
To help spread the word, I have clickable Tweets. 🙂
I don’t want to hog all of the news, because there’s a lot of great things going on.
Like I said, a lot of great stuff going on!
Have you picked up your copy of Thanmir War yet? Which cover title do you like better? Do you like to play and create graphics?