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good luck with the book Reese.  I'll see ya come spring if this below zero crap ever ends......

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Here are 4 early stage book cover designs. They are not finished yet by any means. Which one do you like? The outside edge of the book will be black.

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Hi 1st one look great!

 

RR

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Good news on the book! It sounds grand.

As for the cover, does the black need to be there like that? it makes it more home-made looking.

A full page photo with the font overlayed over top in a standout gold colour with a standout font border would look more professional.

 I find covers like this more appealing, with the full page photo and font over top of the image.

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Of if you like the black around the font so much perhaps something like this

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Just my opinion of course.

 

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Who doesn't like big, lumpy GPZ gold! 

I like the first and the last pics.  Although the first pic does look like it's a bit "1982".

And I agree with Phrunt, the full page does look more professional.

For us it is the content that counts.  For you, it is often the front cover that sells copies  👍

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I like the 3rd pic with the larger title and all that great looking bedrock. Enjoyed your articles in the ICMJ, so I'll be getting a copy. That big nugget is not every day reality.

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I will be doing a full bleed photo version but didnt have time today. I appreciate every ones input. Rob Allison found that nugget. It was 13 oz. Arizona.

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I don't know if you have Photoshop but you can do a brilliant Gold text effect in it, layered over top of one of your full page photos would look very nice

Here are a couple of different styles and how to do them.

Now they would look cool over the photos!

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What do you think that is in the text. The gold in the text was used from the nugget below and then manipulated in photoshop.

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Hey Reese,

    It was great being a small part of your new book.  That being said, since it's your book, I would recommend you using a picture of you like picture 2 or 3.  I'm sure most people that purchase the book are interested in knowing what you look like and who you are, not someone else.  This is just my opinion, but I would love to see you on the front page doing some sort of mining like the pictures you provided. 

The first picture shows Chris using a Minelab GPX detector, while my picture shows the GPZ searchcoil, so sometimes people will think the book is brand specific (like Minelab only) rather than open to all "Nuggetshooting metal detectors. 

Just my thoughts.  I will help you promote and sell the best I can.  

Rob Allison

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