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    Love the cover. I'm not a reader of fantasy/YA but I'm assuming it's one of those genres. Would help if you published it in a smaller size and thumbnail so we can get a sense of how it would look on Amazon pages.

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    Love the cover. I'm not a reader of fantasy/YA but I'm assuming it's one of those genres. Would help if you published it in a smaller size and thumbnail so we can get a sense of how it would look on Amazon pages.

    Its my book written in lockdown - speculative alternate reality scifi.

    I'd love to make it smaller, but I just ran another thread about that and still couldn't figure out how! :-) 
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    Go to paint, I usually resize it there when Im posting a cover here. Smaller size will help those who want to share their opinions with ya. But I looked at it with one of my apps, its not as efficient as seeing it in thumbnail size, but I think its well aligned into the genre. Good job to the designer. One tweak you can do is make her front facing, but thats just me, mkay? I like covers that stares into my soul, but, like I said, opinion varies. 






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    It's cool.  On the computer I can just open it in a new tab and it's normal size.  And yeah, I think it looks great.  My only suggestion, and this is a total nitpick, but something about the spaceship image looks off to me.  Maybe if it was slightly higher?  I think that it's in a straight line with the balloon where the other images are offset on the X axis makes it distracting.  Heh, like I said, total nitpick.  The thing looks amazing!

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    It's cool.  On the computer I can just open it in a new tab and it's normal size.  And yeah, I think it looks great.  My only suggestion, and this is a total nitpick, but something about the spaceship image looks off to me.  Maybe if it was slightly higher?  I think that it's in a straight line with the balloon where the other images are offset on the X axis makes it distracting.  Heh, like I said, total nitpick.  The thing looks amazing!

    Actually the space ship is the one thing that's going because it doesn't fit the book. In it's place will go something futuristic.

    I can open it up myself on the computer and it's normal size, but to embed it in a message you have to use an app like Imgur, which is where I seem to come unstuck.   
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    Actually the space ship is the one thing that's going because it doesn't fit the book. In it's place will go something futuristic.

    I can open it up myself on the computer and it's normal size, but to embed it in a message you have to use an app like Imgur, which is where I seem to come unstuck.

    Blarg...technology!  That's great about the space ship thing.  I'm sure something else will fit really good.  Hope the book does well for you!

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    Blarg...technology!  That's great about the space ship thing.  I'm sure something else will fit really good.  Hope the book does well for you!

    Cheers guy!
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    It's a winner! And it has Doctor Who vibes, which I love!

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    Its my book written in lockdown - speculative alternate reality scifi.

    I'd love to make it smaller, but I just ran another thread about that and still couldn't figure out how! :-) 

    Replied over there but here you go...

    Code: [Select]
    [img width=200]https://i.imgur.com/rVT6a35.jpg[/img]
    That tag will generate the size you want...



    Great cover, by the way.
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    It's very nice except for the photobomb by The Good Ship Everycover which you said you're getting rid of anyway. (Yeah, stock is stock, but this ship and a couple dragons are so pervasive my eye starts to twitch.)
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    It looks like an excellent cover to me. I'm thinking... YA steampunk? (I write in that genre myself, btw)

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    It looks like an excellent cover to me. I'm thinking... YA steampunk? (I write in that genre myself, btw)

    There's definitely a steampunk element, along with alternate worlds, environmental disaster and the evolution of the solar system!   
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    Not a genre I read but I like the cover.

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    Thanks. Credit goes to Miblart!
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    Love the cover. One suggestion after looking at the thumbnail - could you add a drop shadow or something to the author name and title. They don't stand out in the smaller size.

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    Love the cover. One suggestion after looking at the thumbnail - could you add a drop shadow or something to the author name and title. They don't stand out in the smaller size.

    Thanks, I'll make the suggestion.
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    Hi,

    Love it!

    Cheers, Greg.
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    Hi,

    Love it!

    Cheers, Greg.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! 
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    This is a really nice cover. It should serve you well.


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    Hey Alondo,
    Your cover is absolutely awesome. Past and future...Love it
    Not much of a critique.  I'm not in the habit of tearing things apart to study them.  I just enjoy as a whole.  Fantasy fiction is such fun to write...just like my book.
    Where can I check out and e-book (if available in that format).  Looks like a book my daughter would like, but I couldn't find it on Amazon.   
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    Hey Alondo,
    Your cover is absolutely awesome. Past and future...Love it
    Not much of a critique.  I'm not in the habit of tearing things apart to study them.  I just enjoy as a whole.  Fantasy fiction is such fun to write...just like my book.
    Where can I check out and e-book (if available in that format).  Looks like a book my daughter would like, but I couldn't find it on Amazon.   
    Thanks
    Jim

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    The reason you couldn't find it is that it's not out yet! It should be coming out in April.

    I have ten other books available in all formats. You can check them out on my Amazon Author Page under "Mark Whiteway" or my website, www.markwhiteway.weebly.com

    Cheers! 
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    What a beautiful cover and going to their website they include the source file as well! That's great to know and good luck with your book.

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    I've received the second draft. The airship now has sails, the space ship is gone and has been replaced by a "guardian" (from the book). Hopefully it's an improvement!
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      I'm thinking the title and author name and the rings around the guardian could be a little brighter so as to stand out better. What does anyone think? 
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      I think it looks really nice. It has a good thumbnail appeal and the text stands out well, plus colors are really working together.
       

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      i love it, i don't even read steampunk but the cover makes me want to try to read it 8)
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      [img width = 500]https://imgur.com/KTOFEnD[/img]

      The final version!
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      The final version!
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      Not working for some reason...
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      Yay! At last. What do we think of the final version?



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      Yaaaasssss! Very nice indeed!
               

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      Yaaaasssss! Very nice indeed!

      Yep. I'm pretty happy!
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      Looks amazing!

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      I would assume it's time travel, which is one of my favorite genres. Either way, I love it

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      Hi Jim

      The reason you couldn't find it is that it's not out yet! It should be coming out in April.

      I have ten other books available in all formats. You can check them out on my Amazon Author Page under "Mark Whiteway" or my website, www.markwhiteway.weebly.com

      Cheers!

      Hey Mark.  Your site looks awesome.  really well done.  I 'Followed' you and purchased your first novel "The Sea of Storms" on Amazon.  It seems like it will be an awesome read. Have a great day...Jim
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      Nice. A little similar to mine.
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      Nice cover, reads as steampunk/time-travel to me. The title seems...unexciting, but maybe that's a placeholder until you decide what you want to call it?
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      Very nice cover!
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      I would assume it's time travel, which is one of my favorite genres. Either way, I love it

      Thanks! It's time travel and alternate world timelines.
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      Hey Mark.  Your site looks awesome.  really well done.  I 'Followed' you and purchased your first novel "The Sea of Storms" on Amazon.  It seems like it will be an awesome read. Have a great day...Jim

      You're a star, Jim! Thanks so much.
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      Puts me in mind of Madeleine L'Engle. It's really well done. 

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      Nice. A little similar to mine.

      Yes, I see that!
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