I Need a Little Help with Book Covers


I need your help with book covers.

My lovely book designer (for reasons beyond her control) had to back out of doing covers for my book series. My publishing deadline is August 20, which in book-time translates to pressure. I need to submit to Createspace on Thursday πŸ™‚ Yikes!

So, I spent the weekend pulling together some covers until my brain turned to mush and I lost all perspective. You are all so sweet and supportive, but I need honest feedback. Your candid opinions are not only welcome but invaluable! And don’t worry, I have armadillo skin.

Here they are:


Cover Myths - Final

Myths of the Mirror (Book 1)


Cover Fire - Final

Eye of Fire (Book 2)


Cover Blind - Final

Eye of Blind (Book 3)


Cover Sun - Final

Eye of Sun (Book 4)










On Another Note: I completely forgot to include in my Interview of Steven BairdΒ the link to his blog. So, here it is: Ordinary Handsome. Definitely worth checking out (After you help me with my covers! Ha ha! πŸ™‚ )

172 thoughts on “I Need a Little Help with Book Covers

  1. I like First and Last, good luck with your venture.

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  2. They all look pretty eye catching. The first and last are my favourites!

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  3. I like the last one best. Using different pallettes for each book was a good call. I hope the covers help boost readership. I’ve never tried it myself, but I’ve read from reputable people that it’s a good way to give an existing series fresh interest. πŸ™‚

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    • I made changes to all of the Cathleen, though they are still generally the same, if that makes sense. The dragons are all different now (the biggest change). The publisher’s covers didn’t thrill me, so I didn’t want to purchase them. And now I can brand the series. I think it’s going to help πŸ™‚ Thanks for weighing in!

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  4. I’ve come too late to your blog to be of help, but I have to say I loved all of them, especially the green one πŸ™‚

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  5. reocochran says:

    I liked these all and possibly they have been tweaked since you received so many marvelous comments. Diana, I was very sympathetic to the loss of your artist, book designer. Take care and you are almost finished with the cover details. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  6. I don’t know if you’re still looking for comments or not, but it you are, these were my first impressions. I love the background pattern and the color variations of the four books. I also like the fonts used. The title and author name are a little hard to read on the fourth one. I think the covers would be better, though, if each book had a different dragon on it for variety. The same dragon on all four books was a little too much repetition for me.

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  7. Hi Diana. I’m sorry to be too late for the “party”… but it looks like you got a ton of comments. For my 2 cents’ worth — I like them. I think related images are very important for a series. So I like that you’ve used basically repeat images in different colors.

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    • I ended up making quite a few tweaks based on the suggestions and dismembered and reassembled the dragons so there is a little variety. πŸ™‚ Everyone was hugely helpful as I knew they would be. Thanks for chiming in. I appreciate it!

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  8. Kev says:

    The covers work… Love ’em. 😊

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  9. Wishing you the very best of luck, Diana. That’s a ferocious deadline in itself. Glad your commenters have you covered πŸ˜€

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  10. have seen them days before then i came back. after several days, i’d still say covers 1 and 3 stood out. best of luck D

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    • Thanks, Marlyn! After all the comments, the biggest change I made was dismembering and reassembling the dragons so now they’re all different! Plus making the lettering a little easier to read. Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m glad you like my emergency efforts. πŸ˜€

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  11. Beautiful looking dragon!

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  12. joannesisco says:

    I’m so late to this party and my observation about the visibility of your name has already been addressed … so all I’m going to say is GOOD LUCK!! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Joanne. I worked on making all the lettering stand out more. Plus lots of other ideas that people had. Everyone was sooo helpful. What a difference! Can’t wait to post them again after they’re official. πŸ™‚

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  13. Jyotsna says:

    Lovely post , and I don’t know why I’m not able to follow u .. 😦

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    • I have no idea why you aren’t able to follow. 😦 Do you have a website? Are you a new blogger? Perhaps your website needs a little setting up so that the sites link. Sorry I can’t be of any help ❀


  14. I would go with the photo of the armadillo

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  15. Sue Vincent says:

    They look awesome, Diana.

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