Thematic Branding …

I believe it is extremely important for an author, artist, or anyone else wishing to sell their work, to have thematic branding. I don’t know if this is a marketing term or not, but I’m using as one. To me, a theme represents a central idea. All of my Legends of Vandor short stories and novels are dark, gritty, and unrestrained. Which means, that I intend to touch on the dark parts of our souls in my writing. It is not all dark, and I have, on occasion, ensured that there is some light in the darkness. I believe this is the struggle we all face on a daily basis. We struggle to balance the light and the dark. So, with that in mind, I want you to review my Cover themes for my Legends of Vandor novels and stories. I am including the cover for the story I plan to release in November so that I can have time to adjust it. Let me know which is your favorite.

Cover 1


Cover 2

Captain Seafang 1

Cover 3

Captain Seafang 2

Any insights or thoughts you have on each of these I am open to it. Criticisms, likes, dislikes, lay it all on me. I won’t say which I am partial to. I want to hear from you. Whichever of these themes gets the most attention is likely the one I will start to apply to other short story covers. In case anyone is wondering, I still plan on using the color schemes, this one just happened to have a sort of blue to it. Until next time folks.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Author,

DJ Morand

3 thoughts on “Thematic Branding …

  1. I love the the second cover most. The background of a scary human skull or perhaps, that of a demon makes my soul been looked at from afar.

    The title of the first cover will do well with the second cover. Just my cent.

    Looks like a great book.


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