And so today finally sees an end to the revamp of the Barrett book covers. I’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about image manipulation, though it must be pretty obvious to those cover designers and graphic artists out there that these are just the doodlings of an amateur.
I didn’t go to a book cover designer for a number of reasons. Firstly, I couldn’t afford one – always an important consideration! Secondly, I wanted to learn a new skill – and although I’m many years away from even being competent, I feel a little better about the whole process. And lastly, I like the idea of being in control – of everything: from the story, to the editing, to the covers, and marketing.
This last statement ranks me in the ‘Jack of all trades’ territory. I accept that. But I can look at my books with a certain amount of satisfaction and say every bit of them is me.
Enough of the sentimental clap-trap, here are the final versions of Sword of Damocles and The Lift. Hope you like them.