Thursday, July 8, 2010

Leonard the Great's Cover

Uncomplicated, uncluttered; just the way I like it. I think this cover gives a pretty good idea of what the book is about, too -- a kid doing knightly things.

 I'm very pleased with how it's looking so far, but I'm also (just) smart enough to be open to feedback. Let me know what you think.

Thanks to graphic designer Mike Wykowski for his help in getting it "just right".


Keith Robinson said...

This looks great! My only criticism is that if I saw this lying on a table inside Barnes & Noble, it wouldn't be immediately obvious that this is a work of fiction. The white area at top kind of gives it a more non-fiction style -- it could almost read "Alexander the Great: King of Macedonia and Conqueror of the Persian Empire" (ie, a biography). If the title was overlaid on the picture, it might help? Or it might not; I'm not really sure.

Also, most novels these days actually have "a novel" written on the front (I guess to make it blindingly obvious to idjits).

All that aside, it's very professional-looking and far better than most covers I see on self-published work! :-)


Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Keith! Just the kind of feedback I need. I definitely agree on the addition of "a novel". I've been going back and forth about the white area on the top part. Hmm, mull, mull, mull...

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