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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM   #46
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Try a creamy-milk-white with a tint of yellow for the titling.

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OK, I'll give this color combination a try, along with issybird's suggestion.
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OK, I'll give this color combination a try, along with issybird's suggestion.
Before you do:

May I gently suggest--truly, I am not trying to be a d*ck here--that you think about what the book is about? And your PERFECT READER?

When you envisioned your perfect reader, whilst writing this, who was s/he? What does s/he read? How does s/he find those books? And why--why--does s/he want to read THIS book?

And what can you put on the cover, that will signal that to him/her? What elements, or text, or anything, can you do, to say to that perfect reader "this book is for YOU."

Not what images you have, what images YOU like (you actually no longer matter, sorry, it sucks, but there you go); what images will catch the eye of the clicker. Not the clickee.

And while you're at it, find 10-20 books, in the same arena of LitFic--similar topics or themes or concepts or ideas, and look at THEIR covers. What are they using? Is there a particular font, or coloration, or anything, that conveys "this is XXXX LitFic?" Something you can use to good effect?

And you know, you are always welcome over at CoverCritics.com, to submit (and submit and submit and submit, if you wish) for feedback. In fact, your sort of dilemma is really the kind of thing for which it was formed. Not trying to "steal" MR traffic at all, but...it's a thought.

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These are all good suggestions that certainly need to be considered. -- Thanks, Hitch.

I'll also check CoverCritics.com

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These are all good suggestions that certainly need to be considered. -- Thanks, Hitch.

I'll also check CoverCritics.com

(Don't worry about Mobileread. It's in the capable hands of issybird and those who are assisting her.)
Yes, I knew that ^ part (Issybird, etc.). I was simply being diplomatic. :-) I always think it's a bit rude (?) to tell people, "oh, leave this website and go some other spot," or the like. After all, lots of folks out there earning their daily bread through traffic and I for one should not like to take even a crumb from their mouths. :-)

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BUT, Jon--don't forget--the average bear ain't lookin' at the cover once it's ON the eink, as I mentioned above.

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We do see the covers on the home screen and if the Reader goes to sleep while the cover is open.
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We do see the covers on the home screen and if the Reader goes to sleep while the cover is open.
You must have yours set up to do that. I never do. I get the SSDD screensavers.

Drib: You know, I simply want to emphasize--I want you to be successful. That's my only goal here. I know I can be a bit...brusque. Sorry.

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You must have yours set up to do that. I never do. I get the SSDD screensavers.

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You must have yours set up to do that. I never do. I get the SSDD screensavers.

Drib: You know, I simply want to emphasize--I want you to be successful. That's my only goal here. I know I can be a bit...brusque. Sorry.

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No need to apologize, Hitch. We've talked before (writing software, etc.), and I respect your opinions. And your suggestions.
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I like the new cover except....

The text color doesn't work in B&W. Not enough contrast. That will need to be changed so it works in B&W.
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