Every author knows, there’s nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into a book, only for your publisher to make you a shockingly, cringeworthy cover. The kind you want to put a paper bag over. And what’s worse, is your publisher lurves the cover. They think it is the greatest cover that has ever existed in the history of the milky way galaxy- possibly even the universe.
But you… ? You would rather give birth whilst having root canal without anesthetic, than put that cover on your precious book-baby. (Dramatic, I know) I’m very lucky to have a publisher that heard me, and made me a great cover. Because the reality is that authors often don’t have a big say in their covers at all.
In fact, I think it was authors who made up the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover’ just to make themselves…
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