I wrote a blog post for Horse Crossings this week that talks about the importance of a good cover. And it got me thinking. While I’m super happy with the Dare to Dream and Pony Jumpers covers, the Clearwater Bay ones leave a little to be desired.
I didn’t design the cover of Flying Changes – I supplied the image and the rest was done for me. When I released Against the Clock, I set up the file to look similar to the first book, to make it clear it was part of a series.
But now I’m thinking of re-doing both covers… like this:
2 thoughts on “Judging a book by its cover”
I like the blurring in the second one better. Make the first less of a white line at the top I think. Only one thought of hopefully many 🙂
Haha I’m not the greatest at InDesign which is what I used for this, you should’ve seen the previous version! This was about as good as I can get it…the blend is actually identical in both but the second image is naturally lighter at the bottom. I’ll have another play with it and see if I can’t get the blend a little softer. Glad you like them!