We’ve all heard the saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. In the case of book covers, the truth is, the cover is the first thing that attracts a reader.
Not only should the visual be attractive, but it should also provide something which is relevant to the book. It’s no good writing a detective novel and the cover depicts a beach. Unless some of the action takes place on said beach.
I’ve been incredibly lucky to have a friend who is not only talented in creating covers, but she also knows how to work with clues I give her as to what happens in the story. It’s important to have a cover artist who is willing to work with you in that regard.
Let’s face it. Writers have a particular vision and it isn’t easy trying to bring that vision to life. It is something that takes skill and a willingness for both parties to compromise.
It’s the difference between a reader picking up a book from the shelf and just skipping over it.
If you’d like to see more covers by this talented artist, you can do so at: Carol’s Covers Design.