Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Beware of the Horse cover design award!

Since I started indie publishing last year, I have submitted all my indie cover designs to the wonderful e-Book Cover Design Awards and this month I am so pleased that we got great feedback and that the design by Klaus Hartleben for Beware of the Horse got a coveted gold star!

"Although there is only winner in each category, other covers that were considered for the award or which stood out in some exemplary way, are indicated with a gold star: ★"

Scroll down the link to see the comments and all the other fabulous designs!

If you are an indie publisher I'd urge you to check out this monthly award, which provides a showcase of cover designs and a source of excellent advice and inspiration.

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  1. Congrats!

    I love checking out the cover design awards and saw your cover on there - love it!

    As a horsey person I always appreciate any unusual treatments of horse pics and this one is beautiful and eye catching.

    Good luck with the book.

    1. Hi Deborah - many thanks! I'm a big fan of Joel's site and all the really helpful info and advice there. I was so pleased with Klaus's design - I know there are quite a few horse covers that use the eye as a focal point but I do think this works well and I like the contrast of the brown and yellow, colours I would never have thought would work but do!

    2. Funny you should say that - have a look at the cover of one of my non-fiction books:

    3. Love it! Would you be interested in writing a guest post for my blog?

    4. Jane I'd love to :)

      Did you have a topic in mind?

    5. Hi Deborah - you are clearly the mistress of time management (having read your blog I am most impressed!)so what about a post listing and detailing the 5 things you simply couldn't do without as a time-squeezed writer and why?