Very colorful and eye catching. The Infinite Sea picture reminds me of the jellyfish a little and of course Strange Attractors cover seems very energetic. I think the cover you have for Neptune Crossing looks a bit like a laser pistol being fired.
Originally Posted by starrigger
Hm. Most of what you disliked are things that others especially liked. The blue-on-black, the strange attractor image (produced by a program called chaoscope), even the type.
The font is straight Times New Roman. Maybe what you're responding to is that it doesn't have any of the embellishments that a graphics designer might give it. I'll definitely grant that.
As for conveying the book's content, I went with abstract for the following reasons:
- I liked it.
- The series is The Chaos Chronicles, and I felt that a chaos image would evoke that element.
- I have no budget for commissioning art, and I couldn't find stock art that seemed right.
Another option might have been to use an image of Neptune. That might have worked for this book, but would have left me without a parallel approach for the second and third books.
Those book files aren't ready for upload yet, but here are the covers I've planned:
My focus group all felt that the images reflected the content of the books, but then they had all read the books. So that might be a weakness in my focus group.