Book covers are such a big part of our books.
When Richard Stroud designed this cover for my upcoming release in June, I was so stoked. I LOVE it! It is everything I wanted it to be.
But what do readers and authors like on their covers? What are the authors trying to portray with their covers? What are readers seeing when they study the cover? Are we really getting the idea - or an idea - of the story to our readers through our covers? Or are we going with what is considered popular for covers?
In regards to digital artwork, which is seen on most small press books now, there has been tremendous improvement (check out my cover LOL). I think digital artwork has improved since the early days.
What are some of the best digital artwork covers we've seen? What covers have really protrayed the stories?
I'm curious to know!