nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

from a first drawing to a final cover

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This month I completed publication of the third book in my science fiction series. I published my books with CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and have loved the outcome. I also chose to use one of the CreateSpace templates for my covers, an efficient choice but one that let me easily download my own painting image for each cover.

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As a sort of retrospective, I think it is interesting to see the progression of the three covers, from drawing to painting to cover (all paintings are photography of J.D.R. Beaudoin):

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The next book in the series, Meniscus: The Village at Themble Hill, will come out in January 2018. Seems a ways away, but time to start working on the cover. This cover may change in overall design but will feature the moons in the background with poor Odymn tumbling through the trees. This is the black and white drawing I will work from.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

 

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  1. Congrats on publication of the third book! It’s fun to see the progression from early drafts of the cover to the final versions.

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    Sheryl

    August 14, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. I am now trying to decide the theme for my next painting and cover. A variation of the girl falling but with books 4,5 and 6 I think I will learn how to lay out my own cover instead of using a template. I learn so much and get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my books in print. Do you think you’ll ever try a book … perhaps on Helena or an historical cookbook!

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      jane tims

      August 15, 2017 at 10:59 am


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