Why Book Covers Are So Important
By: Samantha Warren
Unless someone is familiar with the author, the most common way for someone to find a new book is through recommendation. Another popular method to find new books is to stroll through bookstores or scroll through pages on their favorite ebook seller’s website. How do you grab someone’s attention that way? With a great cover, of course.
The cover for The Iron Locket is visually stunning and draws you in immediately. The first place you look is her eyes. She makes that connection with you and dares you to read the book.The title is clear and easily read in thumbnail format.
I didn’t always have such wonderful covers. I used to do them myself. I’m going to share the very first cover I did with you. It’s embarrassing. Are you ready?
While they weren’t always the worst covers I’ve seen, they definitely lacked that quality that made you go “Oh wow, look at that!” Then I found Kalen O’Donnell and the world of amazing covers opened to me. I can say with certainty that those covers sold some books for me, where mine definitely did not. If you are responsible for your own cover, it’s well worth the money to find an experienced cover designer.
The first thing someone sees, even before the blurb, is the cover. You could have the most amazing book, with the most interesting hook in the description, but if they don’t like the cover, a reader is not going to click on it to get far enough to discover your wonderful writing. Covers are key.
She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead.
Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn’t as simple as it seems, and neither is she.
Arthur Pendragon spent centuries in blissful nothingness, until the day the four queens banded together to raise him from the dead. Along with his twelve most talented knights, he leads the warring armies of Faery against the greatest enemy they have ever known: one of their own.
Can they overcome their differences to confront the greatest challenges either of them have ever faced?
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – PG