|My DIY Cover Art for Mava's Echo!|
I created the cover using PowerPoint 2013, but I never could have done it without two invaluable articles I found on the web. The first is from author William King and it was the single most helpful tutorial I encountered. Almost every element of my design – as well as how to use PowerPoint for this purpose – came courtesy of Mr. King. I highly recommend his post! The second was an article about Kindle cover formatting from author Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott, and it provided the final pieces of advice that really made this cover shine (especially the recommendation to use a 600 x 900 pixel dimension for the cover instead of the 600 x 800, which is a bit too square-shaped for my taste).
Now, I’m not going to replace the professional cover designer I used for Enoch’s Device any time soon, but for a *free* short story, I must say that Mr. King’s and Ms. Parrott’s advice was invaluable. And, if I can do it, anyone can. But I’d love to hear from you – what do you think of my first attempt at DIY cover art?