Cover Work

I won’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I just have a good eye for graphics and imagery, and that’s how I get along for the most part.

This post is aimed at spreading what I know about the craft hoping someone can gain some valuable insight. Because you never know. Sometimes being a little too critical can blind you from an opportunity. And too much ego can set you up for failure. It’s a delicate balance when you’re working alone, so, here’s my advice on how to get it done without losing your sense of sensibility.

The best advice I can give is to try and get an outside opinion of the work. It’s kind of difficult to do for some, but it can give a considerable advantage in knowing what the average person thinks about the product. We’re all fans of what we do otherwise we probably wouldn’t spend so much time with it. Knowing what others think can save you some embarrassment since everyone’s tastes differ if only slightly.

Here’s some examples of what I mean…

Not meaning to stroke my own ego, but these are hot. The problem is that two of them don’t convey the genres of Sci-Fi or Paranormal. Only the last one does. You won’t get the meaning of the other two until you read the book.

The other ones are more of an unveiling. Can you really predict a cult following?

Hey, we do what we must to get the job done. Hopefully the cover is hot enough and the description of the book tantalizing enough, that someone will want to read it. If not, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite some more.

That’s all for now. I hope this helps.