It’s that time again! Yes, the new book is almost ready for publishing, so the cover is ready to be revealed! The Shift is the sequel to Apache Dawn and is Book II in the Wildfire Saga, set in the near future. Without further ado, here’s the final design for the ebook cover:
This one was fun to design, as it was the first on my Mac. I have to say, now that I’m using Pixelmator, I’m finding I really like it. I mean I really like it. Is it better than Photoshop Elements 5.0 (they’re currently on 13 now, I think)? I won’t be qualified to make that judgement for some time, as I’ve only used it for a month or so. But, that said, I can work much quicker in this program and I think the results are just as good. Not that I’m a professional artist or anything, but as far as DIY covers go, I think mine are okay.
At any rate, the ebook cover is done. Look for something a little cooler for the back jacket on the paperback design. I’m going to stretch my wings a bit and try and include an image of Cooper in his HAHO (High Altitude High Opening) suit. But I won’t worry about that until the ebook is up and running and I’m under a lot less pressure.
Speaking of the ebook, I’m halfway through updating the final edits into Scrivener. Once I incorporate my beta readers’ suggestions (or not, depending on what those suggestions are, LOL) I’ll be ready to hit the ol’ “Click Here to Publish” button on Amazon!
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