My new YA novel WITCH WISH carries the publication date
I had a choice of two covers from the publisher, Black Opal Books. The editor asked for my input. The truth is I liked both covers.
I chose the one my husband preferred. He felt it was more striking and would catch the reader’s attention, which as we all know is important. Here are the two covers:
Every publisher and author wants a book cover that will draw reviewers and readers. As readers, do you initially judge a book by its cover? It stands to reason that writers want to create an appealing cover that draws the eye. Cover art can make or break a book, especially if the author isn’t well-known. What kind of front cover will grab the reader’s attention? What kind of cover art should a book display? A lot depends on the genre of the book itself. The cover should be appropriate to the type of book.
Paperbacks need simplicity in covers. The artwork should also support the title and the genre. E-book covers shouldn’t be too fussy or busy either. The old saying “less is more” works best for a book cover that’s displayed online. A short title with a large, easily readable font and bright contrasting colors shows up well on the computer screen. Publishers want to avoid covers that are complicated and hard to read. Plain, simple graphics are preferable.
The bottom line for good book covers is that they make you want to read what's between them.
What are your feelings regarding cover art? What draws or attracts you to a novel? What do you dislike or prefer not to see?
Which one of the covers for WITCH WISH would you prefer and why? To see the one that was chosen, go here: