I’ve just read a very interesting article published in the Guardian online yesterday regarding book covers. I am never happy with the covers of my books so it was interesting to read:
“Books long ago became a product, and the say-so of just one or two buyers can change a jacket from one that an author and publisher love, to a generic design for a mass-market appeal.”
My book cover experience
I often love the cover designs that my art directors initially show me but ultimately everyone else has their say too and the cover concept gets changed and tweaked and I believe losses a lot of its uniqueness and appeal.
“Jonathan Ruppin, a bookseller at Foyles, put the problem in stark relief: on average, book buyers spend just 0.8 seconds looking at a jacket – a phenomenally short sales pitch. Getting it right is vital. The question is, who knows best?”
What do you think?
Do you like the covers of my books or do you think they should be more inspirational? Leave a comment and let me know.