Book covers are a vitally important part of grabbing the fleeting attention of potential readers – and purchasers. My new cover for my psycho thriller ‘Knife Edge’ I hope does exactly that. If anyone out there would be kind enough to comment I would be very grateful (honestly – if you hate it or it doesn’t work, it is your honest opinion).
My covers have certainly changed and matured over time but I have to be honest and say that some my earlier book covers were pretty horrendous. Luckily, no one but me ever saw them.
I have looked at using cover designers and there are some talented people out there and I will use one if I really feel they could improve on it. I did experiment with a designer on ‘Knife Edge’ but, to be honest, it didn’t hit me between the eyes.
And you can’t expect a designer to churn out cover after cover all of which get turned down by the author. There’s a limit to what a designer will do and, often, if the first attempt doesn’t strike gold he/she is not going to do much more without being paid.
I might tweak the title itself to make it starker, more brilliant white but with a depth to it. Without feedback it can be a little like dancing in the dark so I’m hoping that anyone who reads this will find the time to comment.
Thanks in advance.