I wanted to create a mediterranean, ‘romantic’ feel to this cover. The title could so easily be misinterpreted as monster children emerging from the ocean and I was trying to connect it to children of fishermen growing up in a carefree existence before the reality of earning a living interfered with their dreams.
I added the border to take it a little bit back in time (in design terms) and to focus the attention on the light that persists in a coastal location.
The original photo file came from my own photo library (it was taken in winter at Peurto Soller on the less tourist influenced coast of northern Majorca. The main typeface is ITC Souvenir.
Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.
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