Judging a Book By Its Cover Part 3 cont. It’s Your Turn!
I did a shout out for 20 other author/writers to share their book covers with us and to tell us how they decided on their covers. I still need about 7 more, so if you’d like a mini promo of your cover email me 🙂
Okay remember we are not judging the books by their covers! In this post I want you to look at what the author/writer goes through and the steps they take to create their covers to make them uniquely theirs. And if they have had someone else design them they are sharing the links to their designers.
Here’s the first five! These are in the order they were received.
Our first cover is from Julia Hughes author of “A Ripple In Time”
Welcome Julia 🙂
Thank you for this opportunity to show off our book covers, and I’d like to nominate the artwork for “A Ripple in Time”, which is an “alternative world/time travel” romance, and part of the Celtic Cousins’ Adventures series.
I feel it not only captures the essence of the story without words, which is the purpose of a book cover, but it is also simply beautiful. My input was practically zero – I wanted time to be represented, and suggested either dandelions, or a sun dial – as you can see from this cover I got both!
I love the ethereal quality Monica has brought to the design, and the striking image created, by Alessandro, of the angel holding the Titanic on the palm of her hand. By happy co-incidence, Monica recently posted “From concept to cover – the journey of A Ripple in Time” a fascinating insight into the birth of a book cover!
With regard to your own series, in my opinion, you should definitely go for at least one feature in common, even if it’s only the font for “Chris’s Journey” and your name.
Thank you Julia for sharing your cover with us. To find out more about Julia and her books
And if you like Julia’s cover you can find her cover designers here.
Monica’s site //monicalaporta.com/ Laura’s site http://www.llpix.com/
“This Side of Crazy.” is written by Kimmie Thomas
What an interesting topic for a blog!
Here’s a bit about my cover. I hope you find it interesting!
aside from the logo, I kept the rest of the type to one font a modern serif- too many fonts is visually distracting.The work is created digitally using 3d models to better control lighting colors, posing and camera angles. I can take the same “Cinderella” file from the the cover and utilize her in different scenes, explore different light and even animate her for the book trailer- kinda of like my own digital photo studio!
Since my book is also published in paperback, my back cover art features more fairy tale characters (also created digitally) as they are in my story to further enforce the back cover synopsis.I am the author but also the artist. In my day job, I am a professional graphic artist for over 20 years and had studied art throughout my schooling. It was important for me to be in control of my own book from cover to marketing and I had to find a publisher that would respect that. Padwolf Publishing has been very accommodating. I have since come on board as their “art director” and am in the process of rebranding and updating the book covers for most of their entire catalog for ebook release and reprinting, as well as creating new cover art for their new releases. In all, I’ve done about a two dozen book covers now.This is just my opinion, but I am largely unimpressed with most of the book cover trends these days that the big six put out and the subsequent emulation by the small press and self pubbers. Not everybody of course, but my overall impression is it’s getting lazy and that maybe indicative of the popularity of the ebook markets.Here’s the link to my book on amazon ( the kindle edition also features additional artwork through out )http://www.amazon.com/Shards-The-Glass-Slipper-ebook/dp/B007V538QA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349097040&sr=8-2&keywords=shards+of+the+glass+slipperThank you very much for this opportunity to share!
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I would really love to be a part of this. 😀 (Can’t seem to find your email though :P)
It’s here and there 🙂 email@example.com
Really cool feature Karen. I love to hear about why they choose these covers by the author. Can’t wait to see more.
5 more on Thursday! I will be putting up an interview for Wednesday’s Wonders in a few minutes, so if you get a chance stop back by.
Reblogged this on Tales From Kimmie Thomas.
Thanks for featuring my science/fantasy novel, Khe, in this very interesting discussion. It’s fascinating to see how we all come up with our covers. You can find my book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00987OLVU
You are very welcome Alexes and I added your amazon link under your post for you. Thank you for sharing your cover with us. 🙂