So I got my cover art package for Vampire Oracle:Power yesterday, and I'm drooling over it. Cobblestone Press is reknowned for awesome cover art, and I'm so glad my cover is no exception.
It got me thinking though, what would happen if I hated my cover. What would I do? I guess I'd just have to accept it. I'm the author, not the cover artist.
But, my God, wouldn't it suck?
As a reader, I'm drawn to pretty covers. Of course, if I don't like the blurb and excerpt, I won't buy it. But the cover is the first step for me. Below is a selection from my ebook collection. All of them have eye-catching covers (and all of them are hot books!)
E-publishing used to have a bad name for cover art, but I think we can safely say that has changed dramatically over the last year or so. These covers are hot and classy, the same covers that you would see on the erotic romance shelf in your local bookstore.
So what about you? As a reader, do you go straight for the pretty covers? Would you buy solely on a good cover, or do you need to see the blurb and excerpt?
Writers- how important is your cover to you? Would you reject a cover if you didn't like it? Do you find a good cover has any bearings on the popularity of the book?
Before I go, I'll leave you with my cover. Power releases on the 4th of July and I can hardly wait!
Have a great Sunday everyone!