Judging a Book by Its Cover by S. A. Starcevic
What’s that old saying? You know the one. The one about not taking things at face-value. I know it’s not meant to be taken literally, but just for the sake of this article, let’s assume that the saying is talking about an actual book with an actual cover.
Want to know what I think about it? Pish. Wrong. The cover of a book is just as important as the blurb when it comes to deciding whether or not you’d like to purchase it – and more importantly, if you’re going to read it.
Case in point: I recently landed a book deal which I’m ecstatic about. After signing the contract and shooting it over to Forever More Publishing, I had to fill out a detailed cover sheet. I knew this was the next step, and I’d been looking forward to it for a while. Still, I took the responsibility seriously. A book’s cover is the reader’s first impression, and I’d heard nightmares of authors stuck with terrible covers which they had zero say about. I wasn’t going to let that happen. Alas, the designer – April Martinez – is pretty much the Vera Wang of cover designing. I’m not worried. I haven’t received a final draft yet, but I’m confident about the end results.
And yes, I’ll be doing a cover reveal. Email sebstarcevic (at) gmail (dot) com to get involved. Or just hop over to this blog; Marie, who is wonderful and amazing to work with, is hosting an official reveal on May 3rd for the June 18th release.