#WritingTip Book Covers
Some of you may have noticed I am currently messing around with my book covers for the Cedric Series. Though the paperback still features the sword versions, the Kindle edition now has intense glaring green eyes and so forth. Being a mixed genre Author, it makes this task of creating a cover image worthy of capturing the story and all it’s elements VERY difficult. Don’t be surprised for those of you who left me book reviews mentioning the cover get an email or reply asking for more information.
I write for TWO reason: To share some epic stories and characters to readers AND to bring back some forgotten mythology, folklores, legends and such.
Unfortunately, our first impression is a book cover, and if I can’t get them to click on my book on Amazon, then I’m dead in the water. I am not the only author who faces this struggle. There are countless of authors and books who have been through one or more relaunches with book cover shifts that took them from nowhere to bestseller.
If this pressure wasn’t enough, most genres have a standard look and feel to their covers. Which means I find myself in the dilemma of which readers will like this more? How do I let them know this isn’t a typical Romance story nor a typical Fantasy arc? How do I hint there’s mythology, history, paranormal, magic and urban fantasy in there too???!
A lot of pressure and head spinning.
For now, I am trying to do my best to log advice, information, and resources in a blog post I update on occasion as I still learn new things every day. Feel free to share this and dive into it. I hope this will help someone on their own journey to become a successful Author.