Alright, folks. I’ve mentioned before here that I’ve been considering re-designing the Cemetery Tours book covers. As y’all know, I absolutely love the designs created by my talented friend, Ben Durham.
However, the images on these covers are stock images. They are not ones that I own. Yes, I paid for the right to use them, but eventually, I would have to repay. I also couldn’t use the design for any sort of promotional products other than the covers themselves. I love these covers, but I believe I have the talent, experience, and resources available to design book covers using only my material. No stock covers. Everything about the books would be 100% mine.
That being said, if you really like the old cover designs and you really want a “first edition” copy with the original covers, order them now, because beginning October 6, only the new designs will be available.
As for the designs themselves, I don’t really have a lot of experience when it comes to book covers. I did design the cover to Boy Band, but I wanted to make sure that the new covers for Cemetery Tours were as high quality as the originals.
I started out with something simple.
But clearly, I still had work to do.
The next designs were a bit more colorful.
But to me, they still looked too sloppy. I liked the colors in the second one, but somehow, it didn’t look professional. It looked like something I designed in photoshop class.
Eager to experiment with the color scheme, I continued on to the third design idea.
For a little while, I thought these might be the final cover designs. I liked them so much that I even designed a cover for the third book, After Death, to be released October 6.
Alas, after a few weeks, I realized there was still something to be desired about them. They were too “busy” as one of my Twitter friends noticed.
I decided to give it one last shot. These are the designs. I’m certain.
Available October 6, 2015:
And the cover design for the newest book in the Cemetery Tours series!
Let me know what you think!
Oh! And a friendly reminder that you can still enter to #BecomeACharacter in the next installment in the Boy Band series!
I LOVE the final designs! they still have an other worldly feel without being too busy!
Thank you, Lindsay! 😀
The last three book covers look more professional.
I love love LOVE the final design! Great job, my friend!
Thank you, my dear friend! ❤
I like After Death the best! The carasoul looks so haunted. Did you take all the photos for them?
I did! Thank you! Yeah, I think so far that’s most people’s favorite!
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Can’t wait to read more Jacqueline Smith!
Thanks, Ben! 😀
Love the new designs! Well done 🙂
Thank you!!! 😀
I like the final designs! Especially the last one!
Thank you so much, Stephanie! 😀