Hi and welcome.
What a pleasure it is for me to introduce you to my newest project – My baby. My soon to be pride and joy –
The name pretty much gives you all the information you need. This project is Simply about Book Covers. It´s as simple as that.
What can Simply Book Covers offer you that hasn´t already been done before?
Aside from my personal take on book covers my goal is to discuss all things book covers. From the trends to the cover/story compatibility… There´s lots of ground to cover when discussing book covers.
First impressions matter, for good and bad –
Even when it comes to book covers.
As much as we don´t want to, we all judge a book by its cover. We only need a few seconds to decide if we´re interested in a book or not. It takes just as long to develop a negative or a positive response towards an image, colors, style, and quality.
Book covers have power.
A book cover design is probably the most important marketing tool for books. Because cover designs have the power to make or break a book. A great, eye catchy image can attract readers and push sales. And the opposite can happen if a cover design lacks creativity.
You´re not only paying for the story.
Books from traditional publishers have teams who deal with cover images. Self-published authors often create their own cover art or they hire a designer. Is there a difference between covers for self-published and traditional ones? There most certainly is. But the bottom line is- You´re not only spending your hard earned money on a story. The money also pays for the cover image/design.
With Simply Book Covers I would like to offer the three E´s.
I´d like to reveal What´s Hot and What´s Not. To explain the power of colors and designs and the effects they have on consumers. And last, but not least, spill some Tea on how cover images are chosen.
Book covers are, for the most part, a matter of taste. But that doesn´t mean we can´t discuss them, right?
How will Simply Book Covers judge book covers online?
I thought you´d never ask! Of course, how much or how little I have to say about a book cover depends on… well, a cover design.
Are the colors vibrant or dull? What effect does the design have on me as a potential reader? Is the cover too revealing? What´s the main focus, imagine or title?
And to top that off I´ll add a short two-point analysis, including a 1 – 5-star rating. Let´s not forget revealing pictures.
Trust me- All this sounds more complicated than it is.
And maybe, just maybe, I´ll include a BookTube book cover review.
On a positive note: Please remember that Simply Book Covers is about the product and NOT the person behind it.
Please keep in mind that everything I write/say is my personal opinion. My opinions are not facts. Should there be disagreements over any opinions I ask of you to be as civilized and mature as possible. If you feel you can´t do either then I kindly ask you to come back at another, less emotionally charged time.
Let´s have fun. Let´s take a look at some bookish eye candy together. Let´s chat.