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Reviewing Notes: Debut YA Cover

Happy holidays! The blog will be back up and running on January 7. Until then, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite posts from the 100 Scope Notes archives.

Create Your Debut YA Cover

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Usually I don’t do YA, but…

A few months back I posted the steps to Create Your Debut Fantasy Novel Cover. Now it’s time to do something for the Teens. Above is my debut YA cover. I had to modify the rules for this sort of cover to ensure the appropriate YA clichés were represented:

What will yours look like?

CREATE YOUR DEBUT YA COVER

1 - Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

The name that appears is your author name.

2 - Go to “Random Word Generator” or click http://www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml

The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.

3 - Go to “FlickrCC” or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php

Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4 - Use Photoshop, PicMonkey, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 - Post it to your site along with this text.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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