Lost and Not Found – Director’s Cut, cover preview

I’ve been working most of the night (since getting back from the Art Walk; I may post about THAT later) on the layout & cover design for the print edition of the Lost and Not Found – Director’s Cut. Looks like it’s going to be 114 pages, and be priced at $9.99. Here’s the cover design. Click for to see it bigger (ie: so you can read the text).

Lost and Not Found - Director's Cut, book cover preview

As I mentioned before, the front cover is based on the painting ‘love takes flight’ which I designed and painted specifically for it. Not thinking clearly (apparently) I didn’t paint something suitable for a wraparound cover (like I did for More Lost Memories & Cheating, Death – and photographically for my other books), so night before last I painted a new 8×10″ blue sky painting for the back cover. Last night (I’m still up, I keep wanting to say “tonight” even though it’s after 7AM) I scanned that painting, adjusted its colors to match the other painting better, and then worked for hours to get everything just so.

If you’d like to leave a comment, I’m asking two things: 1) What do you think of this cover design & especially of the words on the back? 2) What should I paint on the 8×10″ blue sky canvas? (ie: it served its purpose of being blank for the book, now what?)

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2 thoughts on “Lost and Not Found – Director’s Cut, cover preview”

  1. “The lovers, the dreamers and me” is now playing through my head. 🙂 I like the cover, I think the plain back is just fine so that the reader focuses on the words. I like how you include a quote from the book. I think it flows well and describes the book well. Good job!

  2. Hmm… I suppose I could either … take the quote marks off the text or go find a place to put that phrase in the book… Or leave it, and not worry that people will be frustrated if the exact words aren't in the book, only the sentiment.

    Thank you for your response; as always, you contribute to my books' creation! I'm glad you like it!

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