Covers: Week of December 8, 2019

Update 01/21/2020
Since SelfPubBookCovers announced on January 21, 2020, they would be increasing their percentage from 30% to 40% while continuing to slam cover designers with fees and doing fuckall to actually sell covers, I gave the requisite 30 days’ notice for my covers to be removed from their site.

My cover-a-day challenge went off the rails. My obligations multiply at this time of year when everyone else takes time off, so even minor personal goals aren’t happening. A few multiple-cover days have kept me at 24 covers for 24 days, but the streak is no more.

Click any cover below to go to its customize-and-buy page.

The first of this week’s scant offerings is Space Chomp, which prompted one viewer to point out I excel at movie-poster-like designs. Excelling is in the eye of the beholder, but I do tend to be most satisfied with the look of those.

A little girl on a space ship surrounded by monstrous teeth

Next came The Widow. She’s completely innocent, your honor. (And if she’s not, he deserved it.)

Woman wearing a black veil with a foreground of a hat, fur stole, leather gloves, and a pistol

Someone suggested I try my hand at shifter romances that don’t look like weird centaur combos or illegal acts with animals. I think I avoided both those pitfalls but also gained an understanding of why many stumble—it’s hard to cram that many elements (human, animal, environment) that need approximately equal weight into limited space without something touching something else inappropriately.

A woman (white) and snow leopard on a snowy mountain

I had time Wednesday to mock up three more covers, but I hated them too much to shrug it off and let consumers decide (I don’t love everything I put up, but “Would I be embarrassed if the person who bought this credited me?” is a good place to draw the line), so that’s all I have for you this week.

The vendor won’t be accepting cover submissions between December 23 and January 2. If you want dibs on anything posted to my Gallery during that time, email me to discuss terms before they’re uploaded for open season.

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