Ok, so I am not an artist, but I designed three covers to choose from for Charlotte Collins, a continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. These covers are not 100 percent complete, so be aware! You may see an odd line in a picture, but it will be taken care of before press time.
All covers feature Lady Morgan (aka Sydney Owenson), an Irish novelist, 1776-14 April 1859, held in the National Gallery of Ireland. The painting was by Rene Berthon. This image is in the public domain and fair game to people like me. Fonts included are England Hand, CAC Champagne, Brock Script, and the ever popular Times New Roman, all licensed for commercial use. The swirls on cover 2 are from the Nymphette ding set (also for commercial use). Yes, I spent copious amounts of time making sure I wasn’t going to be sued.
All covers will contain this text: Charlotte Collins, a continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Jennifer Becton. Cover 1 is the only one without the complete text at this time.
My goal was to present three varied choices using the same art (because the image is ideal). I attempted a more modern design, a traditional design, and one in between. I know what I like, but what about you, gentle reader? What cover appeals to you?
I appreciate the time you take to do this quick survey. It will help me in choosing just the right cover for Charlotte! Thanks!