I’ve been following Joel Friedlander for awhile and finally worked up the courage to submit the Mentachip cover to his monthly contest: The Ebook Cover Design Awards.
Though I didn’t win, I did get a brief mention.
More importantly is that Friedlander offers this contest and a peek at what other artists and writers are doing with their covers.
Over a hundred covers are shown and Joel comments on some, giving us insight into what a good cover design should include. It’s not just graphics. Type/font, color, composition and more go into making a compelling image.
We try for delicious (most of us) but sometimes settle for what we consider palatable in design; which is always a mistake.
Most indie authors have to be better than average. We have to strive for exceptional if we want our work to be noticed. Joel’s site helps.
His website The Book Designer includes articles, tools and plenty of other information to help the indie author along the way.