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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Designing my latest book's cover

Besides having a bit of a tidy up of the detritus that seems to have accumulated of late in my toy/wargames room, I spent part of yesterday afternoon designing the cover for my forthcoming book about gridded naval wargames. I chose a navy blue colour for the cover and an image taken from one of my Zubian mini-campaign battles. The result looks like this:

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  1. Bob,
    Certainly you have captured the spirit of your grid based Naval wargames in one go - excellent work of the Cover- it all looks just right. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      I did think of using a photograph that just had ships in it, but felt at this was a much more interesting image.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Bob, I agree: the cover looks very good, and the scene of two different types of ship lying off a coastal fortification is more interesting visually than a plain seascape.

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    1. Arthur Harman,

      That was my thinking as well ... and it may attract wargamers who have yet yo try naval and/or gridded Wargames.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. I agree with the others: the cover is eye-catching, attractive and interesting. I think it also conveys the idea there might be more therein than ship-to-ship[ or fleet actions, but something of combined ops as well. Well chosen!

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Many thanks for your very positive comments.

      I wanted to feature pictures of model ships on a gridded tabletop on the cover, and after going through all the ones I had, this looked the best and - as you write - showed that ships were often used in combined operations.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      Cheers old chap!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Tradgardmastare (Alan),

      I hope that having an attractive cover will help to sell a few copies!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. That's a very attractive cover Bob. My first thought was that it seems to really capture the spirit of the rules but it is also intriguing enough that if I saw it in a rack at a wargame show I'd be tempted to pick up to find out more.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      That was exactly my thinking when I selected this particular image for the cover. Hopefully it will help the book to sell ... although I have yet to see copies of any of my books on sale at wargame shows.

      All the best,

      Bob

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