There’s a reason for the old adage, “You can’t tell a book by its cover.” How many times have you pulled a book from the shelf because you’ve been intrigued by the design or colors of the cover? Even if the inside doesn’t live up to the outside, the cover did its job.
A book’s colors tend to catch my eye first. The gold, gray and amethyst of Janelle Mowery’s book, When All My Dreams Come True, immediately drew me in. Tamera Alexander has a book due out in November. Get a peak at the cover of A Lasting Impressionhere. The blue on white reminds me of fine china. I also enjoy the “partial head” covers of Karen Witemeyer’s books. To me, they promise whimsy and a lighthearted story, something Karen is good at delivering.
Ever wonder how some of your favorite book covers are created? I saw this video on Steve Laube’s blog and found it entertaining and informative. I particularly chuckled when they had to remove the Eiffel Tower for historical reasons.
Sandra Ardoin engages readers with stories of love and faith. She’s the author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance. Visit her at www.sandraardoin.com. Subscribe to receive her updates and specials: http://eepurl.com/Xjqwr. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and BookBub.