Proof number two came in from Lulu! (Number one was from CreateSpace)
Still, I’m not happy. This is why it’s so important to get your proofs before you officially publish. My cover looks fantastic on my computer. But somewhere along the way, it keeps getting distorted. I altered the cover a little (again) to see if it would turn out better. I originally envisioned a gray/silver border around the cover, spine, and back images. I’m following each company’s measurements for sizes and bleeds, and it’s just not coming out square. On the Lulu prototype, I instead made the border go around the outer edges with a tiny line to border the spine. Not working. I think I’ll have to do away with the border entirely. Gloss also works much better than matte. Although my moon is still not circular, looks pixeled, and the wording on the back is blurred. I’m not liking Lulu’s white pages. CreateSpace’s cream ones are much better. And there’s a strange bar of purple across the bottom.
Blue! It’s all supposed to be blue.
I have not yet heard back from CreateSpace regarding how to fix the cover issues I had with them.
Think I’ll start from scratch. So don’t want to.
Maybe I need to try Lightning Source.
eBook will be out in one week! December 14th! First chapters of Red Moonglow on Snow available for free on Smashwords.
I held proof2 in my hands and flipped through the pages, my heartbeats all flustered. These are my words. My words together, flowing into a story, a life. It’s just so bizzare to read these scenes I know so well within a bound cover and not my computer screen. Out of body-type of experience.