I came across PhotoFunia in a writing newsletter, and I’m having fun with creating backgrounds for my book covers. For instance, I first placed my Sugar Time cover in an art gallery, and then I discovered that I could do the same thing with five book covers! Oh, wow!! Go to Photofunia.com and follow the simple directions. Oh, there’s a text tool for your book titles. A friend typed her book title on an old typewriter. So Cool!
I appreciated these suggestions for creating your own book cover: The Start Point of a Book Cover.
Interview with professional photo-illustrator and cover artist Gene Mollica. He’s ” a photo-illustrator specializing in fantastical and otherworldly images for the entertainment industry, most frequently for book covers.”
Link: Cover artist interview from USA Today
Cover design suggestions with a number of interesting examples:
I enjoyed taking part in this experiment: Detour Trail.
Strike Three, the ebook, will be out July 1; it will be followed by the print edition. Here’s the back cover, which we recently finished editing.