I love great book covers. I have a digital collection that I go through every now and then, admiring and deciphering what it is about each that particularly intrigues or pleases me. Some days the walk through my virtual gallery is for the simple desire to appreciate the artwork. On other days (especially when I’m contemplating the creation of a cover) I look through the collection to inspire ideas.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Book covers have to do a lot of work!
“Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumb nail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s what covers are for.”
― Larry Correia
I will argue that cover art has another purpose: they’re for admiring, too. And they last longer than chocolate at my house. These are all quite different, and quite striking:
|cover artist: Larry Rostant|
|cover artist: Alejandro Colucci|
|cover artist: unknown|
If you are interested in reading (and seeing) more about covers and graphics, try these posts:
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Please share YOUR favorite covers in the comments below!