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message 1: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Anybody do an art cover for their book?

I started this almost three weeks before I started writing. Whenever I'd hit a block, I'd work on the cover. Anyway, I just finished it and I really wanted to share it with you guys. If you have any cover art for your book, I'd really love to see it.




message 2: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Eavenson (dannyeaves) | 127 comments Dude...that is awesome. I wish my talents were as broad as yours. I've had a picture in mind for my cover but no way to really implement it without like paying someone some money.


message 3: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Daniel wrote: "Dude...that is awesome. I wish my talents were as broad as yours. I've had a picture in mind for my cover but no way to really implement it without like paying someone some money."

Thanks man! I appreciate it! Now I just gotta finish the novel. lol.


message 4: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Half the battle is getting someone to notice your book in the first place. Nice job.


message 5: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Bookshelf wrote: "Half the battle is getting someone to notice your book in the first place. Nice job."

Thanks!


message 6: by Trike (new)

Trike | 8768 comments A preliminary cover is about all I have.




message 7: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Trike wrote: "A preliminary cover is about all I have.

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Nice! Actually I remember this cover from another Nanowrimo thread.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 7 comments Wow, both of you guys are talented...I am not even attempting a book cover yet...


message 9: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Lisa wrote: "Wow, both of you guys are talented...I am not even attempting a book cover yet..."

Thanks Lisa.


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message 11: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 3 comments There's a lot of people offering to make covers and sketches, I'm having a lot of trouble on the volunteers following through. Is it more common to pay for covers and sketches than fishing for volunteers? First timer on nanowrimo so feel free to hold my hand a bit.


message 12: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments I remember seeing this guy's video on art commissions. Basically it's like a priority triangle with Cost, Time, and Quality. And - as with all priority triangles - you only get to pick two. So if you wanted high quality and a low cost, it's going to take a long time because the artist is prioritizing with those that pay. Especially those that pay well and want the work in a timely manner.

So it would be hard to find volunteers that will follow through. Not impossible mind you, just hard to find people that would do so. And probably near impossible if they were professional.

What exactly are you looking for? Do you want a photo-manipulated cover, something stylized (or even cartoonish?) or something like a hyper-realistic painting?


message 13: by David (new)

David | 67 comments Joseph wrote: "There's a lot of people offering to make covers and sketches, I'm having a lot of trouble on the volunteers following through. Is it more common to pay for covers and sketches than fishing for volu..."

I haven't gotten a cover going yet, but I was thinking about looking around fiverr.com to see if there was someone there who looked like they could do a decent job. I've had mixed success there, but mostly positive; when the product isn't good, at least you didn't pay much.


message 14: by Lindsay (last edited Jan 27, 2016 07:57PM) (new)

Lindsay Anderson (lindsaydee) | 6 comments description

This is my cover on the Kindle edition. Working on a paper book where the title is more of an original font. :D


message 15: by Dwayne (new)

Dwayne Caldwell | 141 comments Lindsay wrote: "

This is my cover on the Kindle edition. Working on a paper book where the title is more of an original font. :D"


Wow! Very nice cover!


message 16: by G.R. (new)

G.R. Paskoff (grpaskoff) | 55 comments I recently published this short story (available for free at Amazon and other e-book sites). I wrote it several years ago but never published it because I didn't think I would be able to create the cover that was in my head. But then one day I took out the old set of acrylic paints and got to work. I was shooting for a kind of retro-sci-fi look.

Laster A short story by G.R. Paskoff


message 17: by G.R. (new)

G.R. Paskoff (grpaskoff) | 55 comments Okay, so I know I'm no GoodReads super-user or anything, but after looking at other people's, why is mine so much smaller?

(Please limit wisecracks to one per post. Thanks.)

;)

In all seriousness, I somehow posted a link instead of an image. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong?


message 18: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (last edited Nov 12, 2019 07:03PM) (new)

Tassie Dave | 3608 comments Mod
Use the html code and either use the "enlarge cover" image or change the size of the image by altering the default size of width="40" height="100

Code I used: (I removed the < & > )
img src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/comp..." /




message 19: by G.R. (new)

G.R. Paskoff (grpaskoff) | 55 comments Thanks, Dave!


message 20: by G.R. (new)

G.R. Paskoff (grpaskoff) | 55 comments Hey, Dave, what values did you actually use for the width and height? And where is this "enlarge cover" option?


message 21: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (new)

Tassie Dave | 3608 comments Mod
I didn't change the width and height. The dimensions of the picture I used were ok. It didn't need changing.

If I had used the smaller pic I could have changed the dimensions to width="316" height="475" to get it to that size.

Here's how I put that picture in the post:

* I went to the Goodreads page for your book.
* I placed cursor over the book cover and clicked on the "enlarge cover" option
* I "right-clicked" on the larger image and chose "open in new tab" option
* I copy and pasted the image html code from (some html is ok) menu.
* I copy and pasted the url for the image into the html code
* I removed the part of the html code I didn't need
Deleted: width="40" height="100" alt="description"


message 22: by R.S. (new)

R.S. Merritt | 47 comments Newest Cover for Zombies! series. Covers done by Harry Lamb for these. To make the cover show up I just right click on the cover on Amazon and then use that as my image source. I have this one at 400 X 600.

description

This is what code looks like. Just put < > on either side of it and replace with your image source


img src="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.c..." width="400" height="600" alt="description"/


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