On to the subject of graphical content.

With the first stage (writing) now done and the editing phase now in hand, I find my thoughts turning towards the last phase, the phase that will make or brake a book, The Cover.

I’m no artist, I have neither the patience or the talent for it and find myself looking forwards to commission it out. the initial prices are starting to make me feel sick. My current design looks like a leather bound book, but I don’t feel that it looks professional. One of my readers posted a suggestion for cover art but with current pricing, the cover will cost well over £300!
Book 1 is around the 29K mark and I just cant see the point in footing a bill that big for something that will be free.

I looked into buying royalties free stock vectors and while its cheaper, the bill for a DIY job is still in the £200 mark.

I just don’t know what to do.