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18 November 2008 @ 12:53 pm
ad design is hard  

But worthwhile in the end. I have spent a significant amount of the last 24 hours working on an ad for my novels which will go in the back of Chance #1, and I’m pretty happy with the result. The result, mind you, is illegible at size, so this clicks through to a GREAT BIG HUGE version of the ad which is legible. :)

- create an ad for Chance #1
- email Rich the stuff he asked for
- email *more* to FPI
- send photo to CI guy

Now I’m going to go eat something before my head explodes of ache.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on November 18th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
That looks awesome! They've done such a good job on your covers. They all go together so well.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on November 18th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Pretty good looking. But at what stage did the job of an author start to include that of publisher's marketting dept.?

(On the other hand, come the day everyone self-publishes, you'll be way out in front.)
kitmizkit on November 18th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
It was genuinely easier for me to do it myself than get the parts together to send to them to do it. And I knew what I wanted... :)
sidhevicioussidhevicious on November 18th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
It looks amazing, and now I want to go and buy the books you've written that I don't already have. :)
kitmizkit on November 18th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I encourage you to do this. :)
jen: heroes. learn to like it.marshmallow on November 18th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh.. it's so pretty seeing them all lined up like that!
mayakdamayakda on November 18th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
What a great ad -- it would make a great poster in fact. And it makes me want to say:

Me wants Pretender's Crown now!!!!!

kit: tqbmizkit on November 18th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Soon! Soon! Well, comparatively soon. April 28! :)
Bryantbryant on November 18th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

The "more from the best-selling" line is a bit harder to read for me in that typeface -- maybe up the size a couple points?

The text face is muddy but I figure that's just the conversion to JPG. :)
kitmizkit on November 18th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the text face is fine in the original file, and should be fine in the printed version.

*goes to fiddle with the 'more from' font size* (Thanks.)

(eta: yeah, bumping it up from 14pt to 16pt made a difference. Thanks again!)

Edited at 2008-11-18 02:14 pm (UTC)
Bryantbryant on November 18th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Not that I'm obsessive or anything. Hm, I need a font icon...
kitmizkit on November 18th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Part of the reason I posted was I hoped people, and you in particular, might observe something like that. :)
Trent the Uncatchable: comicsknappenp on November 18th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on November 18th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Look, if you don't stop writing you won't be able to fit all your books on one big poster. :P
cedunkleycedunkley on November 18th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
This brings home the point that you have really lucked out with some kick ass book covers.
starfall: omgstarfallz on November 18th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
I misread that second point as "get rich".

Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on November 19th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)