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Sources for free images (link)

From The Publicity Hound:  http://blog.bufferapp.com/free-image-sources-list

I haven’t worked my way through these, but I’ve used NASA and NOAA photos for some of my science fiction covers.

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Article about book covers (link)

This book cover article looks useful, though so far I’ve mostly created my own covers: http://www.nat-russo.com/2014/03/readers-will-judge-your-book-cover.html

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Detour Trail

Detour Trail.  John Freeter’s speculation  about Detour Trail’s plot makes an interesting premise for a story…  And I appreciated his critiques of the cover  (Hmm.  Yes.  the text could be bigger.) and the plot description.

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Strike Three book cover #4

I was happy with version #3, but then my editor sent me #4; the title letters were done–at her husband’s suggestion– in gradient!  Beautiful!!

Three Cover4

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Strike Three book cover #3

I thought the the white text was a little blah on #2, so I suggested yellow.  (Actually, it was my sister who suggested yellow; I was running the book covers by her to get another opinion.  She has a good eye for noticing things.)

Three Cover3

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Strike Three book cover #2

I loved the green text, but all that sepia was rather dull.  Here’s the second version–adjusted  by the editor.

Three Cover2

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Strike Three book cover #1

Here’s the first version.  The earth in sepia was one of my suggestions; the green text really stands out. 

Three Cover1

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My book has a cover!

My editor sent me two Strike Three covers to look at today.  Let’s see.  Oh that’s good.  I love the text color.  Oh, wait the second one is even better, but I’m not sure about the text color (the original color doesn’t work on the new background).  Uh, about using yellow for the text (title and my name).  Ooohhh, I like that!  I hope to share the cover with you all when a decision’s been made and I get permission…  Oh, yes, I’m happy, happy, happy!

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Preditors & Editors Readers Poll final results

The final tallies are in for the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, and Detour Trail is #6 (tied) in the All Other Novels category and Crystal Quest is #7 in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories category. And the Detour Trail cover is #13 (tied) in the Cover Art category.

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Cover art ideas (link)

Could be some great ideas for your cover art here, though it would take a lot of browsing, though that could be fun: http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2013/12/great-museums-give-authors-gifts-to-be.html

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