Instead of finishing Roman’s chapter, we, unfortunately, have to address concerns about the AI usage. The Sanctuary chapter will be posted in an hour or two.
Final Cover of Magic Gifts audio book.
I put the cover together in Photoshop. It is a composite of the three images above that was tinted and nudged through various filters into a cohesive whole. Actually, it could’ve stood more nudging, but it already took twice as long.
The title and author name were added by Ms. Wheeler, an agent with our agency, to match the existing font treatments on other Graphic Audio audio covers. The other audio covers from Kate Daniels series on GA come from our French publisher, MXM, and the rights to use them were legally licensed. Those covers were also created by a human artist.
One of the reasons why I made this cover myself is because our French publisher did not put out a separate edition of Magic Gifts and nobody realized that the book was coverless until it was too late. So I did my best to match the tone and composition of the other existing covers. It’s not a home run in that regard but it is an attractive cover.
We mostly source our images from Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock does allow AI images in their catalogue, which we exclude from our stock searches by checking the Exclude Generative AI option.
Is it possible that an occasional AI image will not be marked as AI and will be good enough to pass as a human-created image? Yes. In that case, the burden is on Adobe, not on us. We have made every possible effort to exclude AI images.
We hope that clears things up.