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Ebooks influence on cover design

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Ebooks influence on cover design

Post by fljustice » Wed July 6th, 2011, 3:54 pm

Ran across this article on what's going to happen to cover design. Does this mean the end of Cheesy Cover contests? ;)

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/e-boo ... esign.html
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Post by DeAnnaCameron » Wed July 6th, 2011, 5:05 pm

As if it wasn't difficult enough for book covers to grab a potential readers' attention .... now they have to do it with a cover the size of a postage stamp. Ugh...
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Post by Divia » Wed July 6th, 2011, 5:10 pm

Well, this makes sense. I'm a cover snob. I'll confess. I like something pretty. So I can see why it would make a difference to other readers and how the book is marketed.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed July 6th, 2011, 9:50 pm

The end of cheesy cover contests? Never! Those covers from the 70s will last us for a long, long time. Besides, there's bound to be someone designing cheesy covers from time to time, especially in the Romance genre.

This is making me wonder if I should talk to my designer about a different design for the eBook cover.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri July 8th, 2011, 3:33 am

Thanks for posting, fljustice. I was just talking to a book pal of mine about this same challenge. I actually find the idea exciting. Of course I was a marketing major in college...does anyone know a program that we can use to design our own "little lit" icon that would work/be compatible with most ebook set ups?

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