As a reader – when you see a cover, what draws you to those images? It has to be more than just the image it’s self, right? There has to be a connection. If you like to read historical pirate books – like A Pirate’s Possession by Michelle Beattie – what is it that draws you to that cover? Is it the sexy pirate body? Is it the stormy sea’s in the background? The title?
What about if you are a YA reader? Demon Whisperer by Tawny Stokes gives off a completely different feel than My Life as an Ugly Stepsister by Juli Alexander. Yet each cover conveys an emotional draw that shares something with its reader.
As a writer and cover artist – it’s important for me to that my covers convey the emotional intensity that resounds with my book. Let’s use my new cover for Emma’s Secret as an example.
If you loved Finding Emma – is this the ‘feel’ you were expecting for Emma’s Secret? If this book is new to you and you know nothing about the story – what does this cover convey? What type of story do you think it will be?
An image is worth a thousands words – and it’s so true! Let me know your thoughts 🙂
(If you haven’t added this to your list on goodreads – can you do that today?)