Cover page? Which one looks best?


At last!

I am nearly ready to print my book. It is going to be about my time still in the Netherlands. We immigrated to South Africa in the beginning of 1952. My sixth birthday happened on the ship. I remember a few snippets from my early time in the Netherlands.

I went back in 1974 to revisit my birthplace. What an adventure to see everything through the eyes of a grown up.

I would appreciate it if you could give me advise and comment on the two cover pages.

Which one looks the best?

What about the font of the writing?

Clear enough?

 

 

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51 thoughts on “Cover page? Which one looks best?”

            1. No that’s the secret of it. They sell it through Amazone and you get royalties which is a percentage of the price. I did everything myself no costs. Only to get the proof you need to pay a US$3 and then the postage which is expensive. About $30 for express delivery.

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                    1. If you are anything like me, there will be no point where you cannot say, ” I would not change a thing” – you just have to reach a point and let it be done!

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  1. I like them both, but think the left one looks more of the “times gone by” you are writing about. So – my choice is the left one. Congrats on finishing your book!

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    1. Thank you. I have changed it some more and Createspace has accepted the cover but not the content yet. They don’t do print books with less than 24 pages, mine is 19 at the moment. I’m going to put some more in manuscript before sending it again.

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    1. Nee wat ek speel nog met die voorblad. Die binnekant is al netjies volgens hoe ek dit gaan probeer. Ek kan gelukkig dit nog verander. Ek doen alles self so ek toets maar eers. Gaan eers n proef boek laat druk om te kyk hoe dit lyk.

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  2. Ek sou ook foto na middel skuif en jou naam na onder, binne-in raampie van prent 2 of dalk liewer sonder d raampie. Outydse roufoto’s het so ‘n swart strepie omgehad en dis mos nie ‘n roufoto nie. Vir my is balans belangrik, en die skrif so langs die foto en niks onder ni, pla my. Ek verkies die letter tipe en skruf van die 2de prent.

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    1. Baie dankie alle tips help. Ek het ook nogal gedink aan die omlyning wat soos n doodsberig lyk. Aan die anderkant beweer hul weer as dit wit op wit is moet mens n raampie om die inhoud sit.(agterkant van Amazone se advertensies is wit waarop die bladsy moet afsteek.

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  3. My sixpence worth is that the font on the left is clearer and provides more gravitas than the right-hand font. I agree you should experiment with Toortsie’s suggestion though and leave the date off the cover.

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  4. Mag ek maar??jy hoef nie te doen wat ek sê nie.
    Ek sou jou foto gesentreer het in die middel met niks langsaan geskryf nie. Foto mag selfs bietjie groter kom.
    Naam van boek bietjie groter en meer indrukwekkend bo-aan met die tweede reëltjie bietjie kleiner.
    Nou gaan ek eers posr en weer kyk en verder kom sê.

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    1. Jy mag maar! Dis hoekom ek vra vir hulp. Die foto is gekompakteer as ek hom groter maak verloor hy digtheid(so iets!)Gaan beslis nog bietjie al die tips probeer en kyk wat werk die mooiste. Naam van boek sal beslis duideliker wees as dit groter en swarter is. Dit moet leesbaar wees as dit so klein geadverteer word op Amazone.Dankie vir die tips ek waardeer dit

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        1. Netso, dis hoekom skrif duidelik moet wees. Ek gaan ook net swart op wit gebruik want kleur kos duurder. Ek kan dalk een van Createspase se templates gebruik vir voorblad met n bietjie kleur in. Weet net nie of hul foto sal insit nie.

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          1. I know what you mean. I also write my first seven years. The rest is overwhelming! I have to start writing chunks then put them together. It’s hard for now to write chronologically.

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            1. Yes, it feels as if it never ends. Lucky for me I have joined a writing group in 2012 and have written a lot on my past experiences. I have divided them in South African stories and New Zealand stories. From there I put them in year groups. Enjoy your writing. It is worth it.

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