Sunday, November 30, 2014
Help! I'm Addicted to Stock Photos
On the day before Thanksgiving, I did something different. I've always bought stock photos for my books from sites using credits. When you do that, the few pictures you use in a cover, the better. This time, I took advantage of a Black Friday sale and I bought a month subscription to Deposit Photo. Now, I get 5 pictures every day and if I don't use them, they go to waste. The result is the covers that I posted. Now, there's some obvious duplication. I really doubt that I need three reunion stories for instance. However, it's been interesting to play with and I do feel that I've gotten a lot better as a cover artist. Some of these covers actually look like book covers.
Since a striking book cover is key to selling an eBook, I must ask if any of these covers particularly appeal to you. Let me know if there's one or two that jump out. If so, I'll make sure that I find a book to use the cover on.