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dale2118

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 8:31 AM   in response to: oldtypedog in response to: oldtypedog
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Thanks.
randomas

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 9:14 AM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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The new cover is linked in a message below (on page 2) so I have taken this picture down.

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sswf224

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 9:56 AM   in response to: randomas in response to: randomas
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It's brill - could you add the word 'Returns' pleass ?

the book is called 'The Escape Company Returns'

Many, many thanks
randomas

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 10:03 AM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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Sure I'll add it just below the barbed wire and upload it tomorrow, check back for the link then.
dale2118

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 11:43 AM   in response to: randomas in response to: randomas
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Randomas,
How do you attach your picture to your post.? It won't let me paste anything on here.
I wanted to post a concept cover of my new WIP.

Dale

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ltfawkes

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 12:19 PM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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I've been using fotolia.com and I highly recommend it. Hundreds of thousands of photos and illustrations to choose from.

You buy in for as little as, if I remember right, $32 something and for that you get a number of credits (is it 20? something like that).

I've found beautiful royalty-free covers for my books at a cost of 1 credit per book. Can't hardly beat that!

Hope that helps.

L. T. Fawkes
Fillmore to the Rescue, Fillmore Saves the Day, Fillmore Rides Again
Cold Slice, Lights Out, Early Eight
randomas

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:22 PM   in response to: dale2118 in response to: dale2118
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Hi Dale, you do It using html to a pic already on the web. Or upload a pic to Flickr and once done above it you will see the word Share chose share and grab the html to embed. Then just past in the message box on here. If you have writing as well you will need to add paragraph tags. (P) to open paragraph and (/p) to close. Note: the ( ) should be arrow left and arrow right key's, I'm on my phone at the moment and it doesn't have the arrow key's. Anyway try it you'll get what I mean once you do,it's .simpler than it sounds.
dale2118

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:51 PM   in response to: randomas in response to: randomas
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Thanks
ktking81

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:10 PM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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I'm a member of MYO. MYO have just made a cover for another member
http://make-your-offer.com/PhilRussell.png.
I'm sure he would have a go at making one for you too.

There's some great covers on this thread :)
jamesfc

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:08 PM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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SSW - take a look at Dale's covers. They're quite spectacular. His cover was mainly responsible for the original Big Lake success as far as I can tell.
[i]James[/i]
randomas

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Posted: Mar 24, 2012 12:53 AM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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Hi SSWF224,

I have finished the book cover and the link to it is:

[b]http://www.comeparty.co.nz/TheEscapeCompanyCover.htm[/b]

Just right click and save to your computer (It is the correct size for Amazon Kindle ebook covers).
Please let me know when you have it, so I can take if off the website it is currently displayed on.
cheapliterature...

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 6:00 AM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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Something simple and strong which says about the story I think is best for a cover. The more elements you put on it the more complex it looks when it's a thumbnail and stands out less. Also if you use photos - the problem with that they might not be totally specific to the story - I feel it's best to go with something drawn - to this end the handcuffs on this cover, sort of, subtly say there's two stories intertwined. I did this for a bit of fun. But Enjoy...


randomas

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 7:40 AM   in response to: sswf224 in response to: sswf224
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*Would help if you spelt his name correctly.
cheapliterature...

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Posted: Mar 24, 2012 7:42 AM   in response to: randomas in response to: randomas
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*Would help if you spelt his name correctly.

As I said in my previous post - I did it as a bit of fun. Serious design jobs I would probably look at the spelling more closely :P
marylisabob

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Re: Help wanted - need a great cover for my book
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 8:03 AM   in response to: cheapliterature... in response to: cheapliterature...
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Cheapliteraturesmith, your typography looks awesome. I see so many covers where the pictures or illustrations are good, but it's ruined by the typography. The font and arrangement of the words can really make or break a cover.
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