Ever have one of those moments when the blatantly obvious is well, not so obvious to you?
When I sat down to create that first cover, emphasis on the word cover.
What I made was a pretty little graphic. A cover has to, by definition, cover a novel and thus must be in portrait, not landscape.
Thank you to Claire and Lela for pointing out what should have been very obvious to me.
And without any further ado....
My second attempt: