30 July 2009

Create your own YA cover

Ok - don't mind if we do!

I mean, sure, we have professionals for that kind of thing. We've raved about Bruno and our awesome freelancers designers. We've dissected the cover design process. We've drooled over other people's pretty books. In fact, we've talked about design rawther a lot.

But now, thanks to 100 Scope Notes (and Bookshelves of Doom for pointing us there) we can MAKE OUR OWN YA COVERS. (Not to mention, have our own exciting pseudonyms and our own bestselling titles without ever actually having to, you know, write the book.)

Here's how:


1 - Go to "Fake Name Generator" or click http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

The name that appears is your author name.

2 - Go to "Random Word Generator" or click http://www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml

The word listed under "Random Verb" is your title.

3 - Go to "FlickrCC" or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php

Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4 - Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 - Post it to your site along with this text.

And here're ours:

There's already a hilarious and awesome gallery up.


Steph Bowe said...

Very funny. That rabbit with the guitar is making me feel a bit uneasy, though.

I did this on my blog: http://heyteenager.blogspot.com/2009/07/create-your-debut-ya-cover.html

celine said...

Hahahaaaaa. Great.
They both look like misery porn covers! (though 'Wrangle' looks like misery porn with vampires. And so should sell exceedingly well.)

Anonymous said...

These look great - I added them to the gallery.

Unknown said...

That is hilarious! I posted mine here if you wanna take a quick look: http://thedreamereader.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-can-smell-sucess-radiating-this.html

Anonymous said...

Love it! Shelter is a little creepy, but Wrangle is true YA genius :)

I posted my debut YA, titled 'Balance', on my blog: http://wellreadrabbit.wordpress.com