Monday, April 11, 2011


Just a quick look at what I did with obscenely inexpensive cover images and 5 minutes in Photoshop. (The eventual covers will be refined, but this is the basic idea.)


  1. Those look professional to me. What's the proportions supposed to be on ereader cover art, so I can make sure my artist scales it right?

  2. They say the same proportion as a regular book (as you can see, I haven't trimmed these to exact proportion, since they're just conceptualizations). For trade paper I think it's 5.3 by 8.5 roughly, i.e, the width is approx 2/3 the height.

    Translated into pixels 928 X 1250 at 150 dpi for the catalogue cover and 600 X 800 at 96 dpi for the "inside" cover. You can work in higher resolution and shrink it to fit Kindle's restrictions.

  3. I think your covers look very professional.

  4. Thanks, Chris. Still a work in progress, but I'm having a lot of fun with them. (Trying to make sure they're the right size, dpi, etcetera and show up well in thumbnails is another matter...)

    If only all aspects of the "business" side were as enjoyable!