While waiting for my turn to come around for the editing process, the publisher and I are starting to brainstorm cover ideas for The Art of Falling!
This is by far one of the most important parts that I have been dying to get my hands on. I am definitely one to judge a book by its cover, and I naturally want to help them design a cover that I think will grab a reader’s attention.
A few years ago I had come up with a book cover concept that suited my needs at the time. It put a face to the novel as I continued to work on it and try to gather readers.
Of course, as we move forward, this idea will most likely be scrapped for something new.
My homework has been researching Urban Fantasy/Romance book covers on the Amazon Top 100 List (and on pinterest) to see what covers are popular, what themes and styles seem to work, and to find ideas that would translate well to my novel.
For fantasy, covers with people on them are very popular. While I am not a fan (as I feel this can sometimes look tacky when editing is awful) I do understand why this style is used. It allows young readers to identify with the character! However, I’m personally a huge fan of covers with a symbol or image (think Twilight’s apple or Hunger Games’ mockingjay.)
I’ve got quite a few ideas saved in a pinterest board for reference as I continue to work with the publisher. However, I thought I would share some of the covers that jumped out at me with you guys!
What covers jump out to you when you’re browsing the library or bookstore? What themes do you enjoy? What traits do you dislike? Let me know in the comments!