So. I just pressed the ‘Publish’ button on the Kindle Direct Publishing page for my first book, The Light of Kerrindryr. It says it will take about 12 hours for the book to be entered in the database. Therefore, to prevent myself from passing out due to a combination of excitement and terror, I’m going to show off the last pics of the cover-creation process.
Previously, on My Artist Kills Me For Being So Finicky:
So yeah, I’m a picky bastard.
My artist, saint that she is, continued to put up with me and produced this Ravager face:
Until we remembered we needed to make it a card and put it on the cover and all of that. Onward to more tweaking!
I’m very proud of myself for that.
Finally, the cover layout! First, my fantastic reference-image to give her an idea of what I wanted:
And then, at long last, the glory, the vision: The completed cover!
Font was the artist’s choice. Size and placement was mine. Background was her discovery, from the wonderful work of FantasyStock.
I have to thank my artist, D. D. Phillips, so so much for putting up with me. Collaborating this closely on the project made for a great outcome but a lot of hair-pulling on her end, I’m sure — not to mention countless program crashes on both our sides. But now it’s done, and it’s loading its way toward purchasable right now, and I’m going to go hide under my bed for the next month. EEEE!