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In fairness, after having critiqued several book covers on these forums, I thought I should put mine up for critique.
The attached files are of the layout I am sending to the graphic artists that will be making the design for the finalized cover for publication. I am handing off the wheel to them as profesionals in the very specific book cover artistry field. Personally I think they would stand up as cover art but I would prefer, for these first books at least, to get the advice of a professional in the field. Just as I am using a professional editor. Once I have these three out and understand the things to watch for, I may try to completely self publish should I be unable to find a respectable agent or traditional publisher.
FYI I don't feel any loss of creativity from this. I am hoping to become an author, not an editor, a proofreader or a cover artist though I will learn these side skills as best I can to reach the goal I strive for.