What would the world be like if the British never colonizes The Americas, India, or Australia? My book aims to explore this idea through the eyes of a teen who went from our universe to another.
Creating this cover and description was a long process with my indecisive mind juggling multiple ideas. First off, I used Canva in order to create my design. I clicked on the book cover option.
I then had to decide what I wanted my book to look like, I went through all of the options to give myself some inspiration and eventually chose a clean looking design with a sunset in the background.
Then I changed the author name to my own. At this point I was just doing little changes because I still had not decided the overall look.
I went into the background image finder and typed in ‘old’ I was not sure what I was going to find, but I knew that I wanted an older look to the book so I went with it. I found an old wood looking image and thought that it looked good.
I changed the color of the font because the white was unreadable on the background. I changed it to red because I thought that it gave it an interesting look.
After thinking for a while, I decided that I did not like the name so I changed it to “Cease All Movement” as if that were any better. I changed the background to the mast of a ship because that is how the British got to all of these places so this photo gives the book more of an identity.
Once again, I had to change the color of the text because it was not readable with the background. I tried multiple different colors until I decided that shades of red looked best. I moved around where the text was on the image so that it was easier to read and it also makes the design a lot more interesting.
I then changed the title of the book one more time. I chose “Ending the Beginning” I think this title would intrigue the reader into at least looking at what the book was about. It also aptly describes the premise without giving too much away
Lastly, I wrote up the inside cover of the book. I created a genderless character named Sam that this experience is happening to. I wanted to keep the description interesting yet also vague enough that people have to read it to figure out exactly what it is about.
I had a lot of fun with this project. Being a creative writing major, I love creating story ideas. Being able to design a book cover will help me in the future if I ever decide to write a book because then I do not have to pay anyone to do it for me.