This image was generated by MidJourney in response to a series of prompts that I constructed. It captures the big idea that I had in mind for a cover. But I could not convey the more subtle style that I was imagining. I was torn between wanting the book to be entirely human created and wanting to illustrate it with generative AI. In the end I decided on the traditional cover design method. Why? (1) I wanted everything to be the work of my creative team, (2) I was concerned that AI generated content cannot be copyrighted, and (3) there is concern among authors that, to block 100% AI written books from their catalog, Amazon may refuse to sell any material that has a “high” AI content level. Authors could not survive if they got lumped into that last one.
I'm experimenting with cover images for Book 3, Savior of the War Torn. This image was created by MidJourney after a dozen prompt adjustments.