More on trying not to suck too much - this time with pictures
With this in mind, I took my latest edits and edited them once more, then formatted every title again using everything I have learned in formatting the last thirty titles. (I intend this to be the last time). Formatting and editing took a couple of days, but doesn't include the time I've spent editing them prior to putting them up the first time. Editing is serious business.
The final step I took was to try to improve my covers. For my romance, I have a professional cover artist, but that wasn't cost effective for the anthologies with their individual releases of short stories and poems so I worked on those myself. I used Dreamstime for raw art, then Gimp, PowerPoint, Snip and Paint for covers and kept things very simple. I'll be undertaking courses in Adobe and non-digital techniques next. There's stuff I want to do and just can't.
So, lesson two on trying not to suck to much resulted in the following covers: