Thursday, August 5, 2010

There's a reason they don't call it cover *science*

Do you like a good book cover? Of course you do! Ever grabbed a book based not on a recommendation but on nothing more than the pretty picture on the front? Off the record, and just between us...yes you have. So it's hard to imagine that you won't want to read Nancy's behind-the-scenes look at one episode in the cover art process, as presented by Elizabeth Bluemle in a post called "Nancy Werlin: Anatomy of a Book Cover" on the Shelf Talker blog that she co-hosts on Publisher's Weekly.


Trixie said...

I have, and I'd do it again. Don't EVEN try to stop me!

Elizabeth said...

What a great piece of background info! Thanks so much to both Nancy and Elizabeth for making it available.

Of the "Dear god, no" covers, I don't think #2 is that bad, but it does look like she (Mallory?) is about to do the long jump in a prom dress.