I am at once excited and dismayed to be at the point where I need to start seriously considering cover art for my book.  There are a lot of options.  Too many, really.  And from a marketing perspective, this may be the most important decision I make.

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A few examples of my work.

All along in the process, I assumed that I would produce my own cover art.  I did minor in Art in college, after all, and I do have experience in several media from watercolor to intaglio printmaking.  I’m not bad, if I do say so myself.  But this seems like a whole new world, and some good advice I received was that if your cover art looks amateurish, people will assume the writing is too.  How’s that for judging a book by its cover?  But that advice came from Liz Schulte, who has quite a bit of experience in the self-publishing game (and you can expect some more tidbits from Liz later this week), so I am inclined to listen to her.

So I guess I’m in the market for a cover artist – if you know anyone who is easy to work with and reasonably priced, send’em my way.

Judging A Book’s Cover
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