We won a gold star!
If you haven’t yet discovered TheBookDesigner.com and Joel’s monthly ebook cover awards, I can only say: “Why not?”
It’s probably the most regular education on offer for learning about what does, and what doesn’t, work for ebook cover design. Every month, around 100 people enter their ebook covers, in all genres, for Joel’s uncompromising view. I suggest learning – a lot – before putting your cover up for scrutiny, and the simplest way to do that is to subscribe, and each month study the covers and read Joel’s advice (and criticism).
He selects two winners each month – one fiction and one non-fiction, and the covers that were considered for this accolade but didn’t quite make it, are awarded a gold star in recognition – and this month that’s what THE PRINCE’S SON earned!
I’m thrilled with Joel’s comments on the cover: “JF: Gorgeous and dynamic. Looks like a winner.”
You can find this month’s selection here: https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/01/e-book-cover-design-awards-december-2016/
I had very specific requirements for the ingredients of this cover – the noble bay horse in motion, the same rider as on the first cover (thank goodness we were able to track down the original model!), the mountain background, the fonts, and the purple branding colour to be included somewhere. I’d chosen my designer from seeing her work on earlier ebook cover award posts, and was really delighted with the way she put my demands together, and added to them.
And just in case you’ve forgotten what the gold star winning cover looks like, here it is…
Have you checked out these monthly awards? Or have you dared enter a cover – I didn’t get the greatest comment on my first attempt, so I kept on learning. I don’t always agree with everything Joel says, but on the whole his opinions are pretty much on the mark.
Or do you disagree?