Some authors think they know what they would like to see on the cover of their book and for the most part, I try to give it to them, but Iwould rather include the passion, the fire, the drive, purpose and PROMISE of their book when we consider a graphic image for the book cover.
In the book below, the author knew she wanted a bright light on her cover, but she thought that was ALL that she wanted to see, but I am all for reaching the human element, so i designed this cover after seeing a picture of her expressing joy on her facebook page.
What is the main subject of your book?
What is the main idea that you would like your readers to get acorss?
What issue will it solve?
What questions will it answer?
What is your heart, your drive and passion that you want to share with the world?
What is promised in your book?
GOOD DESIGN SOLVES A PROBLEM.
This second book is about PRAYER and the promises that come with submission to the Lord, through His own promises to use and what He will do in and through it, but the cover that was done by a seclar publisher does not show this. Which cover promises more about prayer to you?
This is why it’s important to have a connection with your designer, to share a synopsis of your book with him/her, to see their portfolio so that you know if you have a mutual sense of passion and how to portray your message.
Good design solves a problem, or I should say that good design answers a question. The question being:
WHY should people buy your book?