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DeliatheCrone
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Registered: ‎02-11-2010

A few years ago, Lulu had a selection of cover art, for those of us who had no other connections. Where can I find it - if it still exists?

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Ron Miller
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Re: Cover Art

The problem with using Lulu's generic cover art is that there will be hundreds (if not thousands) of other books with exactly the same cover as yours...which really negates the whole purpose of a book cover.

You might try deviantart.com, where you will find a lot of artists offering really nice art for free or for a very small fee. There are also a great many places online where you can find high-quality, copyright-free art and photos. Here is a list of US government sources, which I have always found to be a real gold mine: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml

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Ken Anderson
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Re: Cover Art

Nothing has changed over the years, the art is still available at the Cover stage of the Publishing Wizard.
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DeliatheCrone
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Re: Cover Art

Thanks, Ken. Is there a place I can look over the choices BEFORE I get to that stage? I may want to use one of the choices, but personalize it first.

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DeliatheCrone
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Registered: ‎02-11-2010

Re: Cover Art

I understand where you're coming from, but my cover won't stay generic. I've learned how to personalize a standard image and make it my own. As to paying for art - I just don't have the funds for that. Really.

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Ken Anderson
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Re: Cover Art

Just knock up a dummy or test project. Only takes a few minutes.
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JessHough
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Registered: ‎05-24-2013

Re: Cover Art

This isn't quite an answer to your question, but I'm an illustration student with design experience looking for freelance work. I am also a good source for cheap cover art, if you're still looking around. I don't have a formal portfolio yet but I can send you a sample of styles I'm exploring if you're interested.

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Ken Anderson
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Re: Cover Art

Jess,

You shouldn't join just to Spam your potential talent.

Spend a few weeks learning how the Forum is used.

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