Thursday, January 27, 2011

I've Got You Covered

You can’t judge a book by its cover.  Oh, yes, you can.   I do.  And I bet you do, too.  When I pick up a book, I almost always  know whether I am interested enough to find out what it is about.  It all starts up front. 

The design team at AuthorHouse wants to know how I envision the cover of The Laughing Ladies.  The American West in the 1890s suggests sepia tones to me.  And no faces please, the reader’s mind will determine what the women look like.   I favor old-fashioned illustrations instead of photographs. 
Here’s what I sent them.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Loving the cover! You can also buy the rights to stock photos and with a little photshop create a cover by yourself. This is what I plan to do for a book I'm releasing to eformat myself.
    The company I use for stock photos is Thinkstock.