After getting some comments on the previous cover here last Sunday, I re-designed it and everybody seems to love this one much better. I do, too. It looks more contemporary to me although there's still the rough wood of the house behind the text.
The book will be in e-book format first, then paperback a little later. For an e-book cover, it's good. It pops out, the text is easy to read, etc. For a printed book, I think it will work well, too. It might have to be re-sized a bit. BTW, this is a very low-resolution photo for web use. Another one will be used for the actual printing.
The good thing about having a print shop, publishing, graphics design background is that I can do my own covers when I want to. I recently wrote a short article for Lois Winston, author, that will be on her blog at the end of July about how I use my photography to inspire stories. This particular photo was the side of a former garage out in the Texas Hill Country. I've used it before on my cooking with herbs booklet, too. Except the beauty of using Photoshop is that I can "paint" the wall to change the color if I want to. :-)
More news as it happens---tentative publication date is August 15th.
Happy trails from Nameless, Texas. :-D