I released the first look at the cover of my book Among the Shadows earlier this month. I thought the copy on the back cover was a little long, so here I have trimmed it back (about 40 words) and made some other adjustments. For many authors, especially indie authors who control the cover design, the cover is an afterthought. This is a mistake. Yes, we are all told not to judge a book by its cover. That isn’t a bad bit of advice, but we live in a visual world. When readers are browsing hundreds of books on-line, a cover should at least make them stop and look. It should be relevant to the story, that is, not just something wild and unrelated to trick them. And just enough plot to let them know about the world they’re about to jump into (without giving away its secrets).
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Here it is:
“The Studio” has been making some adjustments over the past few days and I think we got it. When will it be released? Still in editing, so let’s just say 2015 for now. Updates and previews to be forthcoming. Some background on the cover: I took a look at a lot of the great artwork being used on fantasy books, but since this series is rooted in our time, some real people were in order.
So the question is where does myth end and history begin?
Cover Credit: Images and artwork from Shutterstock.com and digital work by K.D.