Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Updated ELEVATED cover!

Okay, so a few weeks ago, I released the cover to my forthcoming novel, ELEVATED. It was a fabulous cover! But based on some feedback, my designer and I decided to do a little updating with the fonts, sizes, colors, and images.

Since this is a digital-release only, there are different things to think about than with a print title. I am new to navigating the Indie publishing waters, so everything has been a learning curve. Creating a cover has been one of the most rewarding and also one of the steepest curves.

The new cover for ELEVATED is below. I think it's close enough to the first one that it is still recognizable. What do you think?




I am so excited to unleash this book on the world! Less than a week now!!

17 comments:

SA Larsenッ said...

Hee-hee! Don't think I've ever been the first one to comment, before. YAY me!

And major WOOT! for the new cover. Love it. Excited for you, E.

Barbara Watson said...

Very, very nice. I like that you can't see the characters' (complete) faces as you could on the first (I scrolled down to peek). It allows readers to fill in the faces with their imaginations. And the fonts...love.

hlyman said...

I like it. At first I really wanted to see the characters faces, but I like that it leaves a kind of mystery as to who she is with and makes you want to read more to find out. The fonts look great as well. When will this be released? I can't wait to read it! :)

amyknichols said...

It's interesting how the changes really make both the title and the image pop. Very cool. The cover looks great. :)

Julie Daines said...

I love it! I've never been a big fan of whole faces on covers, so this is perfect. Makes the book look more exciting because the cover has movement.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on the new cover!

Donna K. Weaver said...

LOVE. Those shoes are fab. But they make my feet hurt. lol

Peggy Eddleman said...

I am in love with that cover! And I canNOT wait for the world to get to read this book!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Just out of curiosity, can you explain the psychology behind the changes? I can see by the comments above mine that everybody is happy to no longer have the faces ... and I get that.

But why the change in angle? Why put the title and author at bottom?

I'm just wondering, intellectually ... how do the changes speak to the reader?

Rhiannon Nee-Salvador said...

I like the new position for the title, and how the image is more crooked. It makes it more interesting, I think.

deservedly said...

I love the new cover! The anonymity I think works really well!! :)

Morgan @Remembered Deservedly

Jessie Humphries said...

I love that you cut off the heads. Very sadistic. JK. I also love the arrows, they are hot like Ansel right now (Zoolander quote).

Kathryn Purdie said...

Love, love, love! I agree that the cover like this (heads cut off and more off-kilter, yes?), it adds another level of mystery. And I love the title on the bottom with this design. It's a total win for me. Very professional looking and compelling.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Oh I like this one much better, it really pops now!

Nichole Giles said...

LOVE it. And it so fits the story. Great job ladies!

Rachel Morgan said...

I love how the elevator is tilted diagonally somewhat! Gives it a feeling of "motion". (Can't remember if it was like that in the first cover..?)

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! I love the cover Elana!
I can't wait to read it!!! :)

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