I’ve been hard at work on Art Fact Sheets recently for the book I just turned in. AFS are questionnaires that
There is a page to give general information about the story – theme, setting, time of year. There is a page for a very short synopsis and some questions about the message of the book, the significance of the title and any interesting visual elements. There are pages to describe the characters both physically and by personality traits. Finally there are pages to describe scenes in the story that might make for a compelling cover – giving the setting, weather and time of day, what the characters are wearing and what they’re doing in the scene.
After all the this input, my covers hardly ever look the way I think they might, or the way
I love the cover for my next Love Inspired Historical® release, The Duke’s Marriage Mission! The story
Readers, what aspects of a cover make you pick up a book and consider buying it? Is it the appearance of the characters? Do certain colors attract you? Do you have a favorite book cover? What is it about that particular cover that wowed you?