So here is my first draft of a cover for Cassell’s Popular Gardening. As much as I wanted a spare, modern style for 200 Eggs, I wanted something much more old-fashioned for this one, which is a turn-of-the-century English gardening encyclopedia. This is the first of four volumes.
My only concern is that the bottom text fades away in this thumbnail, and will virtually vanish at 150px, but I think I can live with that. I’ll sleep on it.
The illustrations are all finished and I’m creating a Kindle file so that I can re-check the formatting. Then one last proofreading pass through the text, and once I’m convinced about the cover, I’ll hit publish. This book looks really gorgeous inside, and I want it to look good on the outside, too.