I mean, there it is! Your BABY, illustrated for the whole world to see! Those words you've slaved over for hours, days, weeks, months, finally "for real!"
I'll admit I thought I was on the picky side when it came to this stage of the process. I don't mean to be but when I go to the trouble to fill out "cover art sheets" I would hope that the artist on the other end actually sees it. Sometimes I wonder. But no matter how, um, odd those first iterations might be I have been able so far to get all my covers just the way I want them.
But I've been thinking about what drives me to read more about a book from the zillions and zillions of covers we are bombarded with daily.
Is it Flesh?
Is it intrigue and mystery?
Is it a dog?
I know I like a cover to look uncluttered, with a simple message--not too much going on to hint at the story.
I like some flesh unless the story really doesn't need it. And frankly, sometimes less, is definitely more.
What makes you choose a book from a bunch of covers? There is a voting thing (yet another and no none of my covers are in it so you can rest assured this is not Liz, being egregiously self promotional so there) that got me thinking about it. You can vote NOT for your "favorite" but whether or not you'd even read more much less buy the book based on covers in certain categories. Check it out!
And forgive a girl a real giggle for These....