2 further versions of the cover here - which one? would you vote for me? which do you prefer? (the white line is merely to show where the spine is, it isn't white on the cover and the white background is simply to make the black book show up)
Maggie suggested making the text to my name all the same height - which dealt with the niggly dissatisfaction I had about it - which made me decide to go for lower case letters only (sorry Casey, who didn't like that idea - I rather do like it!)
All this feedback is really helpful - so please, let me know which cover design you preer and why?
Casey pointed out that black may show finger marks, a good point - I like it though so I'll risk it! I'll know when I see the proof whether it will work long term.
I've decided to give it a subtitle - Casey I think you are right and it needs one. This may be a fragment of poetry or may simply be Cornwall or West Coast for one book and East Coast for the other (I may split the images into 2 books) - any suggestions for suitable fragments of poems? I've stuck 'I must go down to the sea again ..' on as a working title at the moment but I'd like something more atmospheric.
plus I've struck a problem this morning and blurb is misbehaving and won't open :>(