Jul 252013

The Dog on the Moon

What was your intention for the cover?
To provide a few interesting visual clues about the story and to attract attention.

How did you create the cover?
I found suitable royalty-free artwork and used Corel Paintshop Pro to do the design. Then I used CreateSpace to put the front, back and spine together.

Are you happy with the end result?
Yes. I love my covers, but then, as my own creations, they reflect my taste and they mean something to me personally.

Is there anything you would change?
I would have liked a way to actually put a dog on the cover of The Dog on the Moon, but that’s about it.

What do you think the cover says about your book?
I hope they say “This is a work of creative hard SF by an author who cares about all stages of the process of creating a book.”

The Dog on the Moon (Longevity Law Enforcement #3) by S.J. Hunter
Published by Self published on Sept 30, 2012
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads

A speculative fiction novel set 100 years in the future. Longevity Law Enforcement legendary detective Chris McGregor is still learning to rely on his new partners, Livvy Hutchins, a perceptive and irrepressible LLE rookie, and Louie, a neuro-enhanced dog with phenomenally useful talents. Together they must find a way to battle a deadly conspiracy of corrupt politicians and industrialists without exposing them to the public. Their goal: to preserve the Moon for the rest of mankind.

My Thoughts: I like the cover. It clearly says sci-fi based in space. It has soft, appealing colours, and a cohesive overall look.

Looking at all the covers in the series, they don’t really look connected though. Individually, they are interesting and appealing, but they are not a cohesive unit. The cover for The Burning Rivers doesn’t even look the least bit sci-fi, while the rest do.

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What do you think of the cover? Does it make you want to pick up the book? Should all the books in a series be similar?

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