What do you think of this cover I created for my book?
I discovered the beautiful image here. At freedigitalphotos.net, you can download an image for free and use it for almost anything — even book covers! The only caveat is to include a credit to the artist and the website.
There’s been a lot of talk on the NaNoWriMo website about covers: writers are contemplating the ins and outs of commissioning an aritist to design a cover. But I simply have no cash to spare for such an endeavor. [I don’t even have internet at home — I’m forced to use free wifi.] The advice for those of us who want to make our own cover boils down to this: keep the image simple. No problem — I prefer simple covers. So instead of an artist, I sought free stock photos, as well as a royalty-free font. The one I chose is called Scalpel.
I’m going to play around with a few more cover ideas, but the cover is an important part of inticing someone to read your book. So tell me what you think!