One of the absolute finds when putting the finishing touches on the first book was designing the cover, and finding an artist to convert that idea into a book cover. Nikkole pointed us to Fiverr. The idea for the cover needed to have a speedboat and a glider, but past that all we could do was conceptualize.
Nikkole and I worked on the cover and then went to Fiverr, a website that introduces a client to several various types of artists, from around the world. We visited the website and after looking at several talented people we found an artist in Eastern Europe. We sent them our basic concept, along with the title, and author, and paid $5.50 upfront. Twenty four hours later they sent back the first draft, and we were both pleasantly surprised at the results. After a minor adjustment, they re-submitted and below is the final product for our book cover.
We lucked out and found someone who understood our idea. Nikkole pointed out that since we gave them the basic layout, in the end, it was easier for both client and artist. The artist gave us exactly what we had hoped for, and more!
Once we had the file, it was easy to upload into Kindle and late afternoon today, 6-10-16, PST our book will be available for sale. It is a romantic comedy.
"Roger Hillstein has recently retired to a quiet way of life, but immediately life has other ideas. He meets Stephanie, and his calm existence quickly disappears. Soon, he discovers that this woman is an ever-changing chameleon, with a varied past. Through Stephanie, Roger has learned that he has only existed, and has not lived. With the encouragement of this quirky woman, a cautious Roger soon finds himself caught up in the middle of speed boat races, becomes an incoherent volunteer at a knife-throwing exhibition, and one day is falsely accused of murdering his good friend.
Who is she? Roger is not sure if the whimsical Stephanie is a government interrogator, a ninja warrior, an assassin, a mountain climber, a professional golfer, or just plain crazy. One thing is for sure, since her arrival, Stephanie is more than he had bargained for. Roger's days are now anything but ordinary, as slowly he learns to embrace life's adventure, and falls in love."
We used Fiverr for the covers of our second and third books, and have yet to be disappointed. For just over five dollars, a little imagination went a long way!
My DIARY My LOVE available on Kindle EBooks-ASIN: B01GUTHPG6