It’s been almost a year and a half since I published my first novel. I love my cover. The graphic designer worked up something that was not only beautiful but unique. I loved how she incorporated the forget me not with the shadowy background.
The one thing I worried about was that the cover didn’t actually scream Young Adult. Everything I had read about design discouraged having a person on the front cover (think Divergent, Twilight, and The Hunger Games) so, I chose to follow that advice.
Now – I’m not so sure.
I’ve recently had a new cover designed. I think the designer did a wonderful job of capturing the feel of the story.
Before I decided to go through with the change, I asked multiple people which cover they preferred. Without fail, each person chose the new cover. I don’t know whether it will help my book sales but I thought it was worth a try.
What about you? Have you changed covers? If so – do you think it helped?
7 Replies to “Book Covers – Getting It Right”
When I saw the first cover of your book I thought it was beautiful, but then I scrolled down and saw the second one and it was even more stunning – definitely prefer the second one! I too have changed my book cover and it has definitely helped my sales. Whether we like it or not, book covers matter.
Thanks for the vote of confidence in my cover. After sharing it – I had the horrible thought that no one else would like it!
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I know what you mean. Why are we writers so insecure when it comes to these things 🙂
I love your new cover and I do think it reflects the feel of young adult. I have had a cover change and I did find my sales move up. People at fairs tended to pick it up more – it caught their eye. Good luck. Great book!
Thanks Carol! Was hoping others would think the cover had a YA feel.
What I’ve read in several articles is that having a person on the cover will bring positive results. Particularly having a full view of the face connects with the reader on a subconscious and personal level.
After looking at several book covers, I’m inclined to think the ones that feature a face tend to appeal more to me.
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