The book, Prince of Blood and Steel has a new cover! What? You say? You just revealed the cover last week! You exclaim.
Yes. I did reveal the cover, and give you a behind the scenes on what goes into a cover.
After the reveal, the authors decided the cover did not quite fit what they were needing. So, we created a new one! This one focuses more on the sexy side of the book, not action. We also used only one person on the cover. Again, for more sexy.
Want to see??
I promise it is pretty.
Here you go!
And for the paperback version:
This cover focuses, as I said earlier, on the sexiness of the book. But it also stays with Seth, one of the main characters, instead of trying to show both the MC’s. His tattoo is on the back, an artistic version of a devil ray.
This is a much more sleek version of the cover and while I still love my original, it one hits all the marks it should, and needs to.
So I’ve lurked around blogs for a while now, and looked at plenty of cover reveals, editing advice tours, and so on. And because I think this is so fantastic, I decided to try my own hand at a blog, this one covering…wait for it…
Covers are an integral part of a book’s design-the real estate of a book, so to speak. And with that real estate, you want awesome curb appeal.
Obviously, as a cover artist/designer (there’s a difference), I have an opinion concerning the covers. But I also have an insider’s view as to the process, and I believe my knowledge can help you.
Whether you are an author, a reader, another designer or just browsing through, give my thoughts a look. They might enlighten you in the world of covers.