The High King Lives

April 10, 2012

Filed under: Hear the Writer roar! Tuesdays — amberdover @ 3:19 pm
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Great advice BEKINDREWRITE 🙂 thanks! Enjoy this reblog friends for Hear the Writer Roar! Tuesday 🙂 God bless and remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover


It’s not that we judge books by their covers. But if you’re standing in a bookstore staring at a dozen photo-realistic illustrations next to one cartoony sketch, you’re gonna notice the cartoony sketch.

A great cover makes us look.

Will you have any control over your cover? If you self publish, yes. If you go the traditional route, it depends on your contract. Typically you’ll be allowed to voice your opinions, but the publisher makes the final decision. This can be a good or bad thing. On the one hand, their marketing department probably knows more about selling books than you do. On the other hand, you know more about your book.

So if you’re self-publishing, here are some cover design tips. If you’re going traditional, here, at least, are a few notes you may want to bring up when they ask for your opinion.

1. Keep it simple. Go…

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