Wow, nearly a month has passed since I posted about my desire to redesign the book cover for my first-in-the-series historical romance, His Lady to Protect. You can view a recap of what I didn’t like about the previous cover (and examples of what I was looking for) here, and a first take at the redesign here.
Two weeks ago, I announced that I was redoing the book cover for the first book in my series because it did not “spark joy.” (Thank you, Marie Kondo!)
Well, my new designer, who will still remain nameless (until we have the final cover completed), has given me a first draft, if you will, and I’m already in love.
Before she began any work, she asked me a bunch of questions about what I’m looking for, including:
- Author name/co-author (if any)
- Blurb/summary/back cover copy
- Release date
- Links to covers I like
- Things I know I don’t like
- Is the book part of a series?
Because we were changing up an existing cover, my designer wanted more information about what I didn’t like. So I sent her this: Continue reading
In this era of self-publishing, where anyone can sell their book on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, etc., it’s important to differentiate yourself from the masses. To separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. A key way to do that, aside from writing a freaking fantastic book and paying for professional book editing, is to have your cover professionally designed by someone who knows what they’re doing. That last part is key and bears repeating in big, bold letters:
by someone who knows what they’re doing