This is the current progress for the murder map. For the fonts, I’m thinking fairy-tale-ish but still readable. Some details will change and there’ll be a border of some kind. That title might be an arc. We’ll see.
The front cover is still evolving as well.
Matt wanted to move in closer. I agreed. The hand and face make better sense and the detectives are bigger. The room needs more shadow to contrast with the snow, but I like the positioning and the perspective. He’ll paint it soon, and I’m dying to see how it’ll look.
Of course, there’s always the chance that my cover will be poison in the indie book market. I’ve read a lot about successful covers. Many groups on Facebook even sell premade covers. I see a lot of warrior princesses holding a sword in front of a castle. The sky is blue with pink streams shooting out. Apparently, this is a generic cover that fits someone’s story. I’ve never seen a premade mystery cover.
Bob Dylan recently tweeted an image to announce a new song. It just happens to be a fine-looking cover for a murder mystery.
Does anyone know if he stole this? He probably stole it.
The cover for the recently reviewed DePalma book is superb.
Tell me that doesn’t belong on a 1950’s bookshelf. In the back of the store, of course. Children shouldn’t see such things.
Then there’s this.
My favorite cover of all time was this one.
It’s simple. It’s thematically linked. It’s striking (literally).
This edition is from a special limited run of 200 of actually fireproof copies of Fahrenheit 451. It is wrapped in asbestos and signed by the author. It is extremely bad for you but also pretty cool! i09 reports that you can buy a copy for $20,000.