Ebook Covers – KINDLE COVER DESIGNS
Several Authors had approached us about creating ebook cover designs that would be used in Amazon’s Kindle app. The designs had to represent what the book’s subject and content was all about, plus it also had to look good on either a tablet or a smartphone.
The process began with asking many questions about the ebook’s content; what were some of they keywords that represent the content; what is the book’s genre (in one case, a children’s story) – this would affect what kind of illustration artwork would be needed to represent the content;the colour schemes or branding involved; what are some things that the book does challenge; and the mood of the book.
The second stage was to come up with a number of rough sketches and ideas, while keeping both the keywords and content in mind. After presenting the sketches to the clients, we would revise the illustrations, but this time in Photoshop.
The third stage was to present the product, almost as if it was finished, but still open to one more final round of revisions.
The final stage was to signoff with the client, to get their approval, before making the final tweaks. Then the image was sent off to the client(s), who then included and submitted the cover designs of their book accordingly.
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