I received a good number of great initial designs from several talented designers, yet Treenabelle’s most closely captured what I outlined in my brief and what I had in my mind. From there it was a matter of nailing down the typography, and Treenabelle was responsive, professional, and patient as we worked through various font / color combinations to get it right—a creative process that resulted in an eye-catching eBook cover that portrays the mood and setting I wanted to convey, is readable in thumbnail format, and yet still maintains the spirit and appeal of her original design scheme. Treenabelle also provided me with sound technical advice (which was a bonus) and all the files I need to move forward with confidence into the next stage of my on-line publishing journey. A solid 5 stars.
This is the third book cover Liana has designed for me, and once again she's done a great job! Her work ethic, upbeat attitude, and patience are exceptional. I look forward to working with her for many more book covers in the future.
- Shannon Ahn, Author
fast and efficient along with excellent design and really understanding the brief
How peterfelliott started their book cover journey
TONY FORTAY (This is a pen name.)
Tony Fortay graduated with a BA in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University (SLO). After college, he spent time as reporter writing news articles for local publications before assuming a career in the business world but has since returned to writing full-time. Lore Child is his debut novel.
More than seven years have passed since Kiki Skyler gave her newborn baby up in a closed adoption. Guilt-ridden by her decision to cut all ties with the child and her adoptive family, Skyler hopes to somehow reconnect with her birth daughter—if only to tell her that she is sorry for giving her away. But, as the troubled yet talented asset retrieval and recovery specialist (some would say thief) soon discovers, she is hardly the only one intent on finding her offspring—a fact made clear when some very capable professionals come calling for reasons unknown, demanding to know who adopted her baby girl. A harrowing and hostile ordeal ensues, in which Skyler—with the help of Father Casey, a Jesuit priest pressed into the conflict by his superiors—must get to her biological daughter before anyone else does. Yet the undertaking will prove to be more than Skyler could ever have bargained for, as she finds herself facing off with a precarious assortment of determined rivals, including undercover agents, international bounty hunters, an exotic assassin, a ritualistic death cult, an unsavory biker gang, and even her own, ambitious, double-dealing employer.
Mainstream U.S./U.K. fiction audience, men and women ages 25-65. Lore Child is an adventure-drama story that is mostly light-hearted and fun but with contrasting moments of serious violence and mayhem. Book includes two strong female lead characters who do more than hold their own with the two male leads, a well-developed cast, considerable interpersonal relationships between all the main characters, and some eccentric and rather nasty villains.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I am open to suggestions yet picture a scene from the book:
>A small marina with sailboats at nighttime (no people only vessels)
>Could be dark/foreboding/mysterious but mostly want realistic
>Envision a still-life image but open to something more abstract
>Is San Francisco in the book but should look like it could be anywhere
>Moonlight, reflections on water, fog/mist come to mind but these are merely suggestions
What to avoid
Don't want anything cartoonish or unrealistic or too contrived. Minimal use of bright colors.
This and all the photos are merely conceptual but convey the mood I'm going for