Cover art. It's job is to draw you in just like the title. Both of these items are very important when writing a book. I have never thought of what mine would look like. I don't have a clue where to even begin. My first priority is to finish my manuscript, but I can say the thought has crossed my mind.
Most of the books that I have read, I read out of recommendation so the cover art was not the main reason for me picking it up.
But I have to say good cover art doesn't hurt either.
For example: hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Yes, I talk about this book a lot because I like it. The book was recommended to me but the cover art, well, that would have sold me too.
Now, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I picked this book up on a recommendation because to be quite honest the cover art didn't sell me-- the story did. So far the book is awesome and I'm sure I will not be disappointed.
Questions of the day.
What books sold you on just the cover art?
Have you been sold by the cover art of a book and were disappointed with the story in the end?
Other books to check out!!!
Get on over to Alex J. Cavanugh's blog to congratulate him on his new cover art for his new book release, Cassastar (to be released this fall). I can't wait to read this. Cover looks great, Alex.
Check out Jody Hedlund's book, The Preacher's Bride, to be released October 1, 2010. Great cover, Jody and I can't wait to read it!
Check out Michelle Gregory's book, Eldala. I'm reading this one right now and it's great!!! Please keep a watch on my blog, I will be interviewing Michelle real soon.
Check out Amy Holder's book, Lipstick Laws. To be released 2011. She is also having a contest.
Check out Stephan Tremp's book, Breakthrough. It's out now...go and check it out.
Check out Lisa and Laura's book, Liar Society. To be released Spring 2011. You know it will be good.
Check out Kristi Chestnutt's book, The Wolf Within. You know I'm getting it. Out now.
Check out Karen G's books, Farm Girl (out now) and Uncut Diamonds (out now). Yes, I will get them.
Check out Michelle Scott's book, The Dragons of Hazlett (out now). Yes, I'm getting this one too.
If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. My kids are jumping up and down trying to get my attention. If you have a book out or one soon to be released, please highlight it in the comments below. I don't mean not to include you.
***Get over to Talli Roland's blog and congratulate her--she is going to be published!!!!!
O.k. I have to go get Edward to change me into a vampire because I'm going to need more time in my day and as you know Edward doesn't sleep. I have a lot of books to read.
I have to get to my kids and revisions. Go to Beta Club today --open critique. I also can't remember if I said thanks to Roni for the Sugar Doll Award she gave me a month ago. Thanks Roni!
Whew! Have a great day!