I’ve heard that if you publish a book through a traditional publisher (one of the big six, for example), you (as the author) have very little control over the cover art of your creation.
However, if you self-publish, you can design your own cover.
I am probably the least artistically-inclined person in the world, so drawing something for my book’s cover art is totally out of the question.
Of course, stealing someone else’s picture from Google Images and then editing it is also out of the question.
So here’s a horrible picture (taken by me) that may eventually become cover art in some form or other.
I uploaded the picture to Photobucket and used the editing tools on there, which aren’t that good. I want to eventually get Photoshop and start learning how to use it (and plus, that’s useful for my future career, anyway).
It’s possible that I just don’t have an eye for design. I think I’ll eventually get better at it.
For anyone reading this, how do you design your book covers if you self-publish? What software do you use? What types of images and fonts?
As always, thanks for reading and have a great day! 🙂