One step closer to publishing – the cover design:

I’m about to publish my collection of short stories as an ebook. It’s been a very interesting process so far, lots to learn. I’ve just completed the cover designs. The stories will be available as bundles of three or four stories each, or you can buy the full collection that  includes illustrations.

Designing ebook covers has some specific challenges as they need to read clearly at thumbnail size and also in grayscale , to look good to potential buyers browsing for books on their Kindles.

Here is the cover for the first bundle:

I like the way they look as a set.  Here are the rest:

And the cover for the whole collection:

My next challenge is to format the text for ebook readers and insert the illustrations into the text. I’ve heard this can be very frustrating! Watch this space for more updates – if all goes well, these books will be available for sale soon.  🙂

If you would like to be notified when these books are available, please send me your e-mail address using the form below:

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. normsnj
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 12:52:11

    These are really awesome. You must have enjoyed doing them. Very creative and a story in themselves!

  2. mashadutoit
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 17:11:31

    Yes I had a lot of fun with these. Especially in choosing the different colours. * *

  3. Duncan
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 20:05:54

    looking amazing Masha, looking forward to seeing all the bits and pieces I get to see on your blog in a book.

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