Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hello God. It’s me, Buffi.


And here it is... the cover proof. 




I was so thrilled to see the proof this morning!  I even printed it out and wrapped it around a Judy Blume book.  Now, I’m walking around the house with this jury-rigged version of my book.  I turn to the dishwasher and say, “Would you like me to sign your copy?”  That’s how insane this publishing process has made me!  Someone commit me.

Anyway, I need to approve this design or submit a change request.  Here’s my dilemma:  I think the subtitle and my name are hard to read.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!
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CreateSpace gets an A!
I used CreateSpace for the cover design and I think they did a good job.  They got me the cover quickly and really listened to my needs.  I’m holding the final review of their services until the end.

17 comments:

  1. I'd put Wonderfully Dysfunctional on the dark brown (raise the dark brown to the top) and put It Must be Genetic below the dark brown section in a dark brown color on the top of the cap.

    Your name looks like Bulfi, as the the two f's are different. They need to look alike.

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    1. Linda - Thanks for the feedback. I thought I was being too picky, but you confirmed that the font on the name is off. The idea about the brown banner is good - I'll put that one out to the designer and see what they come back with. Thanks for taking the time to look at it!
      Buffi

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  2. I like the font on your blog: Buffi next to the girl reading in the blue square. I agree that your name is hard to read on the cover, but HOW EXCITING!The cover proof.

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    1. That's a great idea - I didn't even think of it. I'm going to suggest the designer change it to that font. Thanks so much!
      Buffi

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    2. It's a good design and the right font, the other is too ornamental for a Subhead.

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  3. Hello stranger,

    Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you!! How dizzily wonderful;-)

    Secondly, I agree with the others - the font for your name and the subtitle are too hard to read.

    Congrats again!

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    1. Thanks Natasha. I've been under a rock for a while, but starting to get used to the light.
      :-)
      Buffi

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  4. Yes my feedback is that the font is too difficult to read... I know what it says due to following your blog... but the novice reader will not...

    Looking forward to your book being available :)

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks so much! Looks like the font will be changed!
      Buffi

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  5. Your name is almost lost espec on the spine. Increase the point size and eliminate the italics (especially on the spine) !!

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    1. Hi peter - thanks for the input. I have submitted the changes to the designer.
      Buffi

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  6. I agree with Peter about the name on the spine. I disagree about the cover text -- in fact, I read the subtitle and name before I read the title. Maybe that's just me, drawn to script, bypass serif fonts easily, too "normal" ;)

    Just found you because you followed me on Twitter, so thanks. I was drawn by "...who stopped trying to be normal" because that's been my journey too. Gonna keep my eye over here, watch how your book goes. Best of luck!

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    1. Hey Kate - Don't you just love twitter? I have met so many really interesting people all over the world via twitter. Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the feedback on the cover.
      Buffi

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  7. Your instincts were right. It's lovely script, but not easy to read. I'd ask for other script options, or go with a nice simple sans serif. It would still balance the serif font of the title nicely. Otherwise, lovely cover!
    And, KUDOS!
    -Revi

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  8. Congratulations on the book!! I agree with the others, though, that say it's not that easy to read. You want your name OUT THERE!! lol

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  9. Wow, congratulations! To be honest, I don't think there's anything wrong with this cover, apart from the lack of clarity of your name on the spine. Well done!

    New to your blog,
    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

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  10. Congrats!...the font of the subtitle and your name are a bit difficult to read~

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