B& J was easy to work with and reasonably priced. They are punctual and professional and gladly accommodated all of my book cover changes. Will definitely work with again.
I wanted to upgrade my logo and make it more uplifting and beautiful rather than dark......I really appreciate what Cakamura did!
Very pleased with your work. In a couple of months I've another book cover project I would like you to submit for, too. Thanks, again!
- Clayton Barnett
How diedekr started their book cover journey
This is my first book and I am self publishing. My intent is for this book to be the first in the series. I will upload a short biography for inclusion on the back page of the paperback.
Renee is a 45 year old woman laid off from her 20 year corporate job, she makes the difficult decision to reopen a quiet, old resort on a Minnesota lake her favorite aunt Celia left to her. It is about Renee's quest to redesign a better life with some danger and mystery mixed in, as well as some romance. I am working on the "blurb" now.
Probably more women than men; however, I do want to market to both (male readers have given me very positive feedback), I would say 30+ in age
Book cover type
I like the colors and the placement of everything. Do not care for the font.
I like the water droplets and colors, placement of title and author name. Don't necessarily want an image overlay like this of a person and don't care for the font.
I like most everything about this cover including the fonts.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Updates: as I have had a chance to review some awesome designs submitted over the last couple of days I am finding I prefer covers without people on them, a more summer scene vs. winter/fall. My resort is in Minnesota - no big mountains please :). But I also challenge you to do something totally different that might reflect a time of change and renewal - feel free to use your imagination!
Some ideas: silhouette of dark lake cabin at dusk with some storm clouds in the sky maybe the glow of a flashlight on behind the cabin; the resort is comprised of small cabins, or a daytime scene on the edge of a lake, maybe a dock jutting into water (some ripples on the surface), if incorporate a woman she needs to be 40ish with short to med length hair - casual; open to other ideas as well, want a calm, peaceful mood but OK to have some undercurrent of danger too, numerous scenes in book around a lake and an ocean so water somewhere on the cover good; book will be 6x9 with a spine between 0.9 and 1 inch.
What to avoid
glaring colors or a "loud" mood, frames on edge of cover or spine