I’ll admit it: covers end up playing a huge role in whether I decide to pick up a book or not. Sure, “don’t judge a book by its cover” is completely valid. But when you’re going through 10+ books a month, the little things (like cover design) do help narrow down what you want to focus your time on.
So what about book cover models? Are we fans? STANS? (A bit extreme for a book cover method, but I’ll accept.) Or do we much prefer illustrations or even just some words?
hi, how would you like your book cover today?
AKA GET READY TO VOTE for…
I. COVER MODELS. A model helps me visualize the main character. They also bring a book to life!
II. ILLUSTRATIONS. (Of scenery or people.) I appreciate the different design styles you can find from artists’ work on a cover. And an illustration kind of fits with a book–it’s not quite real, not quite make believe. Created from someone’s mind and brought to life for this specific book!
III. JUST TEXT. What can I say. I’m a minimalist. The design is clean and matches easily with other books on my shelves!!
Cast your vote in the comments!