Bookshelf | Reports | Community | KDP Select

Home » Amazon KDP Support » Voice of the Author / Publisher » Voice of the Author / Publisher

Thread: I'm no longer a newbie


Reply to this Thread Reply to this Thread Search Forum Search Forum Back to Thread List Back to Thread List

Permlink Replies: 17 - Pages: 2 [ 1 2 | Next ] - Last Post: Jun 26, 2012 7:51 PM Last Post By: 42rthomas
tinamn2003

Posts: 181
Registered: 01/02/12
I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 2:27 PM
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Awhile back I posted a question in regards to my cover design-I had a professional graphic artist do my cover-and yet I really wasn't satisfied with it-after uploading it to createspace for hard cover-I wasn't able to match the font-color-etc-so after receiving much needed advice-I purchased photoshop-and redid the design-following the input I received on this forum-as well as changing up my blurb-Now as my post states-I am not a newbie-so please know I am NOT- I repeat NOT- trying to "sell" my book on this post-I want nothing more than someone (hopefully) those who did before-now take a gander at both and see what they think-but I'm okay with anyone offering their feedback-I value this forum for just that! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006BIRL0M
christinegracep...

Posts: 153
Registered: 08/31/11
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 2:38 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Oh what a fantastic cover! I'd definitely want to see more just from the cover alone. I just wish we could see your title better. It kind of blends in with the gray in the background. Black on gray. You're name looks great at the top. I just think the title needs to stand out more. But's that's an easy fix! : ) Your hard work is paying off. Congrats!

Chrissy
76year2

Posts: 1,552
Registered: 11/29/11
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 2:49 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Yes as already posted the lettering need's to stand out, maybe a different color. And it's over size, Don't fit on a screen, resize to 600px X 900px I beleive thats the right size and be sure to center it. Other than that it's a great cover, just needs those's two thing's fixed is all that I see. I have photo shop, but need to play with it more, because I haven't been able to do that good of work, Professionaly done.
martitalbott

Posts: 4,066
Registered: 07/29/10
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 2:54 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Good job! I agree that your title could be done in a better color. Instead of trying to remove the black, why not use it as a shadow. All you have to do is type your title again in another color and off-center it a little on the black. I would try gold or a soft yellow, which would tie in with the yellow around the white light. Just my two cents.
andresanthomas

Posts: 4,922
Registered: 01/01/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 3:06 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Nice- but.

You need more contrast on the text. You cannot read it in the thumbnail size. Either outline it with white or something similar to make it stand out. You want to be able to read the title in the thumbnail and the title and author in the page view.
mtfic

Posts: 63
Registered: 06/20/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 4:31 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Could you tell me who did the cover?
tinamn2003

Posts: 181
Registered: 01/02/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 5:54 AM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Thanks everyone for all your comments! One question-are you referring to both covers or one in particular?
42rthomas

Posts: 1,397
Registered: 02/24/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:17 AM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Did diamond or traci tell you you aren't a newbie anymore? I think they have a say in that sort of thing. ;)

BT
inyun

Posts: 5,850
Registered: 10/16/11
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:38 AM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Almost a newbie is a bit like being almost a virgin. "Like a newbie touched for the very first time... like a newbie....."
inyun

Posts: 5,850
Registered: 10/16/11
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 8:18 AM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
qwerghjzxcghji
tinamn2003

Posts: 181
Registered: 01/02/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:44 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
oops! I forgot- darn it all!- What to do..what to do..
tinamn2003

Posts: 181
Registered: 01/02/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:45 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Thanks thomas now I have madonna's "like a virgin" playing in my head-makes it hard to write-since I'm on a pretty heated scene.
diamondlifestyle

Posts: 4,193
Registered: 07/02/11
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:52 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
lol it's okay, you're officially not a newbie anymore :-)

now you have to start answering questions instead of asking them!!
tinamn2003

Posts: 181
Registered: 01/02/12
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:56 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Yah!!! Thank you diamond! bow bow...deep bow...uh...darn can't get up now...
martitalbott

Posts: 4,066
Registered: 07/29/10
Re: I'm no longer a newbie
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 2:00 PM   in response to: tinamn2003 in response to: tinamn2003
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
I only looked at your ebook when I suggested you should brighten the title. Hope this helps. I use the same cover for each, so I guess I was confused by your question.
Legend
Helpful Answer
Correct Answer

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in all forums