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Offline Mylius Fox

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Cover Obsession
« on: December 23, 2016, 03:38:10 pm »
The cover for my second novel is almost finished, and I'm racking my brain on what may or may not be a minor detail. :D Care to weigh in?  ;)

I'm trying to figure out which size for the title looks better. Note the color of the title on the right is different because I wanted to see how it looked more desaturated... didn't like it but it's the only version I have with the title at the bigger size.



And here's a link to click for larger size if you want: http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/myliusfox/BanditThriller-Covers1_zpsf56owm8x.jpg~original

Bigger or smaller? Any other thoughts are appreciated as well.  8)

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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 03:55:56 pm »
    Smaller is better and it would actually benefit from some additional kerning too. Same could be said for author name. Right now text is so big it's hard to understand what images are there in the cover in small thumbnail... Small tweaks and you'll have very nice covers!

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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 05:53:57 pm »
    I agree, the smaller one on the left. Easier on the eyes/brain, and more appealing.
              

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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 05:58:38 pm »
    I prefer the smaller title, and if you plan on making a paperback you'll need that extra space around it.


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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 06:10:32 pm »
    The text practically kissing the edges of the cover on the right gives me claustrophobia.

    Exactly this. I didn't know how to properly describe it until I read this comment.

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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 09:18:56 pm »
    I agree with pretty much everyone in the room. Too big, and it looks crammed. The text shouldn't touch the edge like that.

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    Re: Cover Obsession
    « Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 07:15:57 am »
    I prefer the smaller title, and if you plan on making a paperback you'll need that extra space around it.

    Yeah, that's gonna be a problem when the printers see the text right up at the edge, as Abderian says.

    The truth is that they are all beautiful and you're going to be completely jolly whichever one you go with!

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