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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #450 on: January 27, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
I hope this works!:

And this:


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #451 on: January 27, 2018, 01:55:41 PM »
You'd forgotten the IMG button so I added it, but it seems to be private, I just see a big forbidden sign. I'll check again when I get home, it could be only the cafe wifi I'm in.

Edit: strange, I can't see your photos at home either.

Testing, can you see my photo?
(the format of the address is the same as you have)

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #453 on: January 27, 2018, 04:19:05 PM »
I can see them. They are certainly boldly coloured.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #455 on: January 28, 2018, 06:28:56 AM »
I can see them. They are certainly boldly coloured.


Someone finally sees them. Woo!  :D

I still can't see them, and I want to see them so badly now.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #456 on: January 28, 2018, 12:50:43 PM »
If this doesn't work, probably nothing will  :( 

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #457 on: January 28, 2018, 12:57:42 PM »
I can see them. They are certainly boldly coloured.


Someone finally sees them. Woo!  :D


Weirdly, they have now disappeared for me as well.

if it helps anyone visualise them, one was a neon green horsehead and the other was a pencil-drawn chimera on a solid yellow background.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #458 on: January 28, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »
if it helps anyone visualise them, one was a neon green horsehead and the other was a pencil-drawn chimera on a solid yellow background.
:o :o
Now I wonder what your story is about ;D
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #460 on: January 28, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
Xia, that's the change I did in his first post. I still can't see...
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #461 on: January 28, 2018, 09:30:14 PM »
@S.K.Inkslinger Truly sorry Inks, at one time since posting I got large space of nothing, now a large space w small shaded circlw with a minus sign in centre. Thanks Alex for a description. Must admit sounds rather bright.

Maybe those with experience can suggest help for Inks to gently convey that they are not alright, even though we can’t see them.  Here is a possible with you needing to fill in my completely random //  Not sure if they have made it clear you can only choose one of the two. I suggest you assume otherwise and write as though you can make more comment.

'Thank you for the covers you have sent me, I appreciate the chance to have input into their content. I was hoping you could use more/less blue/yellow/ red to emphasise the gentle/strong/chaotic elements of  the story and rather than a horse/ chimera I feel that  a castle on a hill/ person that features so prominently in the story would make more impact in attracting buyers, both here and overseas. I would appreciate if you could reconsider and perhaps change the cover as suggested or discuss with me further on tel.xxxxx’

You could choose a  cover style you like, send a link and suggest ‘ I think the style in this example would suit the concept of the book perfectly. Could you consider this instead?’

It may not have a chance but you can only try. I suspect they have a few artists under contract and that is their standard style. It may even be that the publisher is noticed by those covers particularly.  Asking for change may cost them money and they won't  budge. They can only say no and give you some reason, but I doubt they will not use your book just because you asked. At least worth a try. Good luck.

In the meantime you better decide which you like least in case you have no option.


OTOH, are they typical of market they are heading for?  For example US covers often seem more visual than UK which will go artistic, are Asian covers brighter and more showy?

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #462 on: January 29, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
@Lady_Ty It's probably because the publisher is an extremely small one and not about the market, ahahah  ::)

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #463 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:53 PM »
Really wish I could see these!  They sound...interesting.  I'm so sorry you don't like them Ink :(
I think @Lady Ty has the right of it there. It can't hurt to politely ask and suggest some alternatives. All they can do is say yes or no.


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #464 on: January 29, 2018, 05:36:44 PM »
Looks to me like those images no longer exist. Those who see them probably had their browser download and store them and it's just showing the stored image without checking if the original is still on the server.