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    So you need a book cover...

    Just want your guys' thoughts, how do you do your book cover, do you make them yourself?
    And how much would you spend on a book cover?


    I've dabbled in the art myself lately (examples below), and would consider devoting more time to it if there was actually a market for it.


    Also, between the two book covers below, which do you prefer?

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    Is there some reason these are in .pdf format? This means that people have to download them to see them whereas a JPEG or PNG could be viewed directly inline in the post. On my phone, viewing a PDF is a huge hairy deal (also at work, downloading files is an issue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by astroannie View Post
    Is there some reason these are in .pdf format? This means that people have to download them to see them whereas a JPEG or PNG could be viewed directly inline in the post. On my phone, viewing a PDF is a huge hairy deal (also at work, downloading files is an issue).
    As a matter of fact, yes, there is a reason. As a PDF the images are vectorized, if I were to convert them to a jpeg or png they would be aliased.
    Well, the difference is substantial and difficult to explain but suffice it to say they were meant to viewed as a PDF.
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    Slick covers. Cool colors and contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storiesandpages View Post
    As a matter of fact, yes, there is a reason. As a PDF the images are vectorized, if I were to convert them to a jpeg or png they would be aliased.
    Well, the difference is substantial and difficult to explain but suffice it to say they were meant to viewed as a PDF.
    Or you could produce them as vector graphics, scale as appropriate and make jpgs of the source file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_C View Post
    Or you could produce them as vector graphics, scale as appropriate and make jpgs of the source file.
    Whoahhh.. beyond my skills I'm afraid haha.
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    I'll be making my own covers. No reason why not.

    I prefer the first one as it has less illustration. The second one's trying to punch above it's weight.

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    [QUOTE=storiesandpages;2173869]Just want your guys' thoughts, how do you do your book cover, do you make them yourself?
    And how much would you spend on a book cover?


    I've dabbled in the art myself lately (examples below), and would consider devoting more time to it if there was actually a market for it.


    Also, between the two book covers below, which do you prefer?


    Doesn't even download on my phone.
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    I could post them as jpegs if you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underd0g View Post
    I could post them as jpegs if you'd like.
    Thanks, you can if you want but I don't think it's necessary. PDF is basically a universal format.
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