How hard can a picture be to make?

You would not believe the work that goes into preparing the cover image for a book. It’s just a simple image, right? Wrong! It’s rather complicated, not least because the pictures that appear to look good on their own, suddenly look naff when put together in a composite. Then there is the added nark that upon printing with a Litho press, everything seems to get darker, so what looked really nice on the computer screen ends up drab and dull on paper.

Finally we seem to have managed to get a good cover together. It’s only for the purposes of registering the ISBN – Neilson book data like to have a picture on the database of what the cover looks like, and it also helps with all the promotion and establishing a ‘brand image’ long before the book hits the shelves. Fingers crossed that all goes well.