The old adage “never judge a book by its cover” seems to be an unheeded one – if one were to ask me. The public do judge books by their covers. When it came to choosing a cover artist I had to consider a few things:
- Pre-Read Introduction – This allows me to tell a little bit of the story without it being read as well as to set the tone of the novella. People can see that there is a darker veneer to the story, that it is a story which has violence as an element to it and is not about a happy-go-lucky adventure.
- Visual Marketing – if the cover appeals to a certain type of reader they may even be drawn into reading the blurb to get a better idea of the story.
- Visual Presentation – I have invested a large part of my time and creativity in the text. I have even invested money in a professional editor. However, at first glance, nobody can see how serious of an investment I have made both personally and financially. I feel that potential readers also need to realise that it is a serious project by a serious author, both well written, well edited and well presented.
- Personal Reasons – I’m an artist. I put my heart and soul into my creations from my portrait work to my writing. I want most suitable visual presentation of my work – my first . Something which portrays my creation in the correct light (or lack of).
So, who did I choose to create my book cover? Fiona Jayde Media. Absolutely stunning book covers and knockout results. Yes, there will be a book cover reveal at a later date so stay tuned…