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    • #13934
      Jobie Baldwin
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        I just got the first draft of my mystery cover back from the designer. There’s a way to go but it is on the right track. Can I have some feedback. It is a cozy/traditional mystery set in a theatre in 1982.

         

        A Killer Observation Cover v1

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      • #13937
        Stephanie Flint
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          It seems like a good start. The illustration definitely matches the genre, and I think the title font does, too. 🙂

           

          Possible changes:

          1. Maybe make the title taller or space out a bit more, overlapping more of the stage? Possibly move up the series name so that it fills more space? It feels like there’s a lot of empty space under the author name.

          2. If not changing the title to overlap the stage… this may sound silly, but I’d suggest having some sort of cute animal on the stage if there’s any in the story. It seems like a lot of cozy mysteries have a pet on the cover. So if there’s one in your story, maybe see if they could add that to the cover?

          3. Maybe darken the shadowy person in the balcony area? I didn’t notice them until after looking at it several times.

           

          Good luck with revisions. 🙂

        • #13940
          Jobie Baldwin
          Participant

            Thanks. Those suggestions really help. The fonts are from my series but I agree it’s pretty cramped at the bottom.

            There is a puppy in it but only for two paragraphs 😂

            I looming guy in the background really is subtle.

            thanks again for your help.

            • #13969
              Stephanie Flint
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                Cool. Glad I could help. I’m not sure how much screen time the puppy needs before it can be included on the cover, but that could be an idea if you were looking for additional elements.

                 

                Good luck with the revisions! 🙂

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