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cover art opinions..... for book (1 Viewer)

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
You forgot to mention the book blurb and or the synopsis of the book if you have one right now. Or a small part of the plot can be posted. It is difficult to judge the art without it.
 

kunox

Senior Member
Medic tales
the book is a about two different competeing philosiphies... the philosiphy of the white medis.. who believe in saving any life at all cost... and the philosophy of the black medics who are state spocered vigilanties... {no relation to anything going on irl}
medic tales 5e{it's basically another dnd ogl book...}
full meta of eden
a group of scientist get stuck in theirown simulation after asking it to simulate rthe meaning of life....

those are the books...
 

kunox

Senior Member
If you would like I can give more details but it has been awhile since I've wrote anything on these projects.
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
IMO while I like the art. I am sorry to be honest but it doesn't get my attention as much as I wanted to like it. I see a pyramid and I am reminded of the illuminati cover which I don't know for sure if it seems the pyramid symbol seems just like that. Don't think badly of that. What I mean to say is it can work, but I can't connect the concepts. I admit I think the race of the characters dont have to matter. I hope people aren't offended. Again I mean this with the best of intentions. However, I hope you do well.

Having said that your plot seems better than before. That is the first one I like more than full meta eden. That's because it seems different and seems like a book you'd see in a book shop. Having said that I appreciated the other one.

I feel I don't know enough about the second plot. But maybe you'll explain what the plot is about better.

You will get better with writing practice.

Also, I told you by email to try out Medialexie. It works and costs 72 dollars to download the program (4 different products 4 different prices). It worked for me. The most basic of which costs 72. They make this product for people with dyslexia and dysgraphia and it's made in France. It has made me write my first coherent story since a long time ago. However, there is a free trial you can ask for by clicking the contact form on the website. They give you a demo for 60 days. Say you want the United States version and that you have dyslexia and maybe dysgraphia by using the contact form. All the website is in French so translate it to English if you see something in French. Google Medialexie to see what I am saying if you would like to try it for free. Research which one is used for your diagnosis.

I hope sigmadog though sees this since he is familiar with book designs. He can give a better opinion than me. Good luck. Yes if you tell us more about the plot maybe I can understand why you think this would be a good choice.

I liked for example a book by roger zelazney which is based on egyptian culture and was science fiction or fantasy. I think it was fantasy. But his desgin made sense since his story took place in Egypt.

Still it's a milestone achievement so keep trying. Anyways it is the writing that counts a lot more. Anytime someone finishes a novel it is worth celebrating.
 
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kunox

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just a correction.. it's full meta{not metal} of eden

the secondbookhas no plot... it has character classes that you can drop into d20 modern or dungeons anddragons and I can do that because it's an open gaming licens....
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
Ok, if you are about to publish one of them maybe someone could help you by putting it in the publishing section you make sure the right people see it. Good luck with this project.
 

Ralph Rotten

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As soon as I see the pyramid and the eye, my first thought is "This is either a conspiracy theory book...or a book for weirdos who believe in pyramid power."
Dunno if that is what you were going for or not.
 

kunox

Senior Member
not really.. the black medics{really their assassins} use the alll seeing eye to note thazt they are everywhere.... in other words we see what you do and will right that wrng that you did.
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
For that you would need a lot of world building so that you make some of these plot details/exposition obvious to the person who reads the book at the very beginning of the story. If magic you have an easier job of people believing it since you make it up. If science fiction verisimilitude or people believing the story is important for a lot of people. So an eye that sees everything is something you need to explain how and why it came into existence if that makes sense. So that it isn't a plot hole.

Is there a reason you chose a pyramid? It's oddly on one of the dollar bills. Which ties in to illuminati plots in that story. (I visited a book store once and saw the illuminati book and started to read it as I was bored and was curious). But conspiracy is a big part of the plot in that book.
 
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kunox

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this isoff the rtop of my headr.. I can't remember it all
it is an urban fantasy... so it has mmagic but it'sw usually used by people with a rare gentic trait.. they mature faster than others and are usually expert at a certain filled really young.. their abilities are great but they find that they are not experts at everything.... the main characcter finds herself stopping a blak medic in the first chapter as sge has her cop friend. chase him down..before crisita{MC} can see him run off he asks.... "why are ou our salvation....." and then is chased to a blind alley where he can't be found.... kelm{mc police friend} takes cristia home where she gets a letter that she is being drafted by the black medics.. she goes to the capital were she meats flonx{second to mc} who is escorted by to police men.... cristia orders he police men to arrest him but flonx shows a badge that is a sign the heis state certified.... they come to an argrement later.. maunly due to black mail... that cristia is to go to the rejex manner and investigate the strange distubances.. she gets to bring one friebnd... they show up latter at the train stop where the two medics.. flonx and critstia have a small argument about what it means to be a medic in the first place...

I will sip a head
after coming back from the train station.. cristia confront s a man that had confronted the two earlier to give him a piece of her mind.... se gets attacked and thuus the two medics have to fight off a horde of the creatures without souls known as the plastic.... after cristia saves flonx life using the abilitty known as medics rush.. and fairy flashl...{a.k.a fairy like flash bang balls of light and real fast acting healing magic,,,} the two go to a hidden hotel/safe house where we meet a third secondary character lkown as tenkay... crisita figures out she is both a black medic and a white medic.. eventually they find some clue to who may know who is realeasing/creating the plastic.. they ead top te man known as tyler canns company... only to figure out he is one of the enemies.. they get driugged and wake up in cages hanging above a pit of that is like a grider for fish parts...

those are the first five to six chapters worth of information off the top of my head.. I just did them as I remembered them... I wil need to reread the work in ordertt o knowit all...
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
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As for the story I understand what you posted. But you need to fix the grammar of your post. Thanks for posting the summary. I still think you could proofread better if you had this software. It was developed based on research on both dyslexia and dysgraphia. They don't much on an online English website, so you need to translate it into english what is in french. Most of it is in French. I am trying to help you make it easier for yourself to correct your english. I am bringing this up since english is a basic skill all writers need. I understand you are trying hard. So I don't mean disrespect. I know how that feels. I have been there before.

Maybe if you think of a better title if this is a placeholder it can make the story and artwork complement one another.
 
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kunox

Senior Member
I am going to be honest. I had to speed through it to remember. I didn't really do much editing. I should have though. I just had to do something else at the time. there are no real conspiracy going on other than no one knows the black medics are goverment owned. people just think they are an out of the blue organization of vigilantes, that is the conspiracy that is here but it's not the main story plot, the war with the plastic is.
p.s. the medical symbol os right in the picture though. it's supposed to be two different organizations not one the left and right of the white and black logos where wghat I wanted but I got nine different versions of.
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
I have the same opinion as Biro as in it will probably confuse some people and throw them off what the story is about. However, think over what I said. Because if you do some of the editing you can eventually write some short stories. I forgot the name of the symbol. But the logo is based on a serpent I think. I've seen it before. I agree if you can change it to take into consideration not to put the pyramid. The medic symbol makes sense. A cover logo shouldn't be confusing.

You can at some point in the future email the company in the contact form if you ever change your mind by giving your name, email, and what language version you want to use (say you have a certain diagnosis, it is for all types of disabled people). Use this recommendation as a future reference. In the future and at some point you will need to edit yourself.


https://www.canva.com/learn/book-cover-design-50-amazing-covers-you-will-want-to-pick-up/

Use white space for a professional touch. Set the tone before you start designing. Use photography for a professional touch. There are some more pointers in the article for the cover.

Because you will want to practice writing short works at some point in the future. If you do that. I can try to help you with short stories by checking on how you did with the grammar. You can modify the text's character and line spacing. It even let's you work in microsoft word. So if you are using ginger you can use both as long as you save it to rtf document format. Then you can edit in word. You can change the color of the document background. The speech engine is very good to listen to correct mistakes. You can even leave a voice note as you read the document. It can read your posts on the web. Those are the features.

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But the truth is, book cover design can make or break a book.Book cover design is a crucial part of your marketing effort. You can string together the most insightful, lyrical words ever connected in human history, but if your book cover looks like Photoshop amateur hour, no one will ever pick it up.
It’s already established that I’m superficial, so it’s no surprise that I get embarrassed when I accidentally pick up an ugly book. One reason is the social stigma of holding an ugly book in the bookstore, as I’m silently judged by fellow bookstore browsers for holding such a monstrosity.
But I’m also embarrassed for the author who chose a sad representation for what’s probably an awesome book.
Another concern is the notoriously ruthless online browser. A third of all book sales are eBooks. While there’s no shame in clicking on an ugly book cover online, there’s no reason why anyone would. With so much information competing for our attention, us browsers use visual clues to weed out inferior products. If you don’t package your book in an appealing way, you risk drowning in the sea of competition.
Design matters for two important reasons: It’s what gets people to pick up your book in the bookstore or click on the thumbnail when browsing online.
Design also helps you tell your story.
A successfully designed book cover will convey the tone of your book, will whisper hints without giving it all away, and will excite readers into actually opening up the book and reading.
Let’s look and learn from 50 fascinating book cover designs.

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Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
Yes it seems more ordinary than a pyramid in front of it. You have to have eye-catching art to make sure they look at your book as has been said by others. But that is an improvement.
 

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