I spent a few minutes today photoshopping a new header. While I liked the previous one, the new one is vibrant and reflects a little mystery. If you are viewing this from Goodreads, please go here for the full view: http://dannikadark.blogspot.com/
The image below shows the old header on top and the new one on bottom. So, thumbs up or down?
Because I have experience with digital art, I am going to be very hands on in designing all my future book covers - something that I am extremely excited about. I am very particular about my art and finding the right image that suits the characters and the story is important to me. I think its an advantage that self published authors have in being able to help with the design concept.
If we happen to have a little skill in photoshopping, there is the opportunity to really give you our interpretation of the story in a visual form that is straight from the authors head.
And just wait till you see what's in my head. ;-)