Creating a book cover is time consuming
By Lena Kovadlo
Staten Island, New York
September 9, 2019 5:55pm CST
Today I decided to work on the cover for my limerick book Scenes from a Quirky Life. I had two different front cover versions already done. First I worked on the back cover for the first version of the front cover. I didn't want to do one for the second version because I decided I wasn't gonna use that one for the book. Then I decided to do another version (version 3) of the front cover. I changed the background and then decided to change the layout of the title text. Instead of the title text being straight I wanted it in a circular shape. I had no idea how to do it and took a long time to figure it out. I had to break up the title text into two parts to do this - Scenes from a and Quirky Life. No matter what I tried I couldn't get the two texts to be identical in formatting. I didn't like the end result and now I think that having the text straight is the way to go. While I was at it, I decided to look again at the two previous versions of the front cover. Now I think the version I did not want to use (version 2) is the one I like best. So, I created a back cover for this version. Looks like I wasted a lot of time for nothing working on version 3. Let's hope I don't change my mind again.
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• Gainesville, Florida
I can imagine how hard it must be to find (and design) that perfect cover to go with your book. Sometimes I have a hard enough time just finding the right photo to use for a post here on myLot! I wish you the best of luck with your book cover!