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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cover Me


We'll get a little more serious today and talk about cover art at Cheryl Tardif's blog. It's hard for me to distance myself from my cover. I was a graphic artist and art director for many, many years. I have very specific ideas on how it should look, and it's tough to accept another's vision even when it's successful.

In the end, you have to gauge a cover by how well it works to capture attention and how well it describes what's inside.

Today, I have a question for both authors and readers. Stop by Cheryl's place and weigh in on the discussion.

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4 comments:

Dru said...

The cover definitely caught my attention and after reading this book, I'm glad it did.

Jaime said...

Covers are so important. As a reader - it's the FIRST thing I look at and at times is the determining factor as to whether I purchase or not. :)
I'll check out the blog link :)

jackie b central texas said...

I was surprised when started putting the cover image on my blog posts how many people went crazy over the cover for True Believers even without any blurb! It is a striking cover though like you am still not really "buying" it as the one which represents the story itself!

jackie >_<

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Dru.

Jaime: There is so much competition for attention that a good cover is crucial.

Jackie: Striking--that's a good word for it. I think it makes an impact.