Happy Sunday, RG2E Peeps!
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Today, we’re all going on a superfab adventure with RG2E Guest Author Cate Dean, who’s taking us on a Journey of a Book Cover.
Take it away, Cate…
As an independent author, I am in charge of every aspect of publishing my books. And that includes my book covers.
I spend a good amount of time with my cover artist to get the image just right. Have you ever wanted to know what goes into a book cover? Here is the journey of the cover for Last Chance Jack, from first sketch to final product.
The story is about a guardian angel, with a twist. I didn’t want a paranormal angel, or an angel that looked too – heavenly. So when I wrote up my first description and sent it off to my artist, here was the result:
A nice start, but I wanted something a bit more – something. Yep, my artist thought exactly the same thing. But after a few back and forth emails, she came up with this:
A much closer fit, but still a bit too contemporary. So, back again, this time with several versions of what would be the final (she always gives me multiple options, which I love, and hate):
Guess which one I chose? I won’t keep you in suspense – here is the final cover:
We took a couple elements from the multiple samples, and ended up with this version. I love it, and it really fits the story – which ain’t your usual guardian angel story.
I hope you enjoyed taking this little journey with me. I love collaborating on every book cover, and having the final say about what will finally represent my book. One of the many perks of calling all the shots.
Thanks for stopping by, and until next time – read on.
Thanks Bunches, Cate, for a fabulous adventure behind the scenes of the making of your Ebook Cover!
Now then…who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of Last Chance Jack? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E!
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