So, my cover should be ready within the next few weeks, and in honor of me rending my hair in nervous anticipation, I decided to give out some cover lovin'. Below, I give you a combination of my most favorite covers, and some hilarious covers. To kick it off, a cover by the designer I hired for my novel.
|I lurve this cover. This is the reason I hired Regina Wamba at Mae I Design. One of the best romance cover's I've seen. And I don't generally like covers with people on them for some reason, I usually prefer fairly simple covers, like the ones below.|
|Nice colors, nothing too crazy. I love this. And this is an awesome, hilarious, tragic book, btw.|
|AND THIS ONE OMGERD! This is a great cover, and I'm not just saying that because I know and love the writer, Bethany Crandell. It's so perfect for this book. And it's simple, clean, bright and cheery...I love it so much, I want to rub it all over my body. Oh, wait, I have a copy so I will do that right now. If you would like to join me, buy your own here: Summer On The Short Bus|
|I saw an article the other day about the trend of book covers beginning to lean toward more typographically inclined, as opposed to faces and people. I stole this image from there: Write All the Words: Author and Poet E. Kristin Anderson and I have to say, I really like all of these. I think that Ms. Anderson is correct in that covers like this have more universal appeal, and could lead to gaining readers who may not have picked up a book otherwise. |
Say, if it looked like the one below.
|This might not be a bad novel, but...what are they looking at? What's with the thousand mile stare and the hair blowing in the wind? I guess it IS a NASCAR novel. Oh, look, the cars are going around, and around, and around. Hey, they just completed another lap! (I really shouldn't judge to harshly. I read somewhere once that Harlequin sells four books every second or something completely ridiculous like that.)|
|Ahhh Fabio...giving romance novels a bad rap since 1982. I mean seriously, there's a lot of really awesome, wonderful, clever romance novels out there but they have these awful cheeseball covers! Every single one of them have shirtless men, scantily clad women, and poses that would make anyone else look like fools. They're embarrassing to buy and/or read in public. Thank god for Kindle. And the titles! "Defy Not the Heart" what does that even mean?|
So there you have it. Some book cover lovin' and laughing.
Coming soon: I was tagged by the delectable Precy Larkins for a "Writing Process Blog Tour," so stay tuned for the next blog installment! In the meantime, good night and good luck.