More Poll Results and Book Cover Questions.
More results from last week’s polls on book covers. I really did sort of expect these tbh. Yes readers to look and choose books by their covers, yes, they look at the names of the cover artists, and while they say they might not have a preference over type of cover, when it comes right down to it? They love a “painted” cover over of photograph. Maybe I should look at demographics on that one as that is my preference as well.
This week Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is sending out our questionnaires to publishers and cover artists, to get a feel on the state of book covers today, how many of these artists came to be book cover artists and much more. I have included the questions I received from our readers in our form. I can’t wait to get back the answers!
If you have more questions, please continue to send them in, it’s never too late to revise our form as we send it out to more people.
With stories these days, you might see the same or re-released/revised story several times. That means multiple covers, eBook and audio formats too. Each time it’s job is the same. Reach out to readers, grab their attention, make them want to read or listen to that story with a cover that looks fresh and vibrant! Dramatic, current, and catchy. Wow! That’s an artistic job and a half.
Above are three different covers for Andre Norton’s Witch World. One from 2016 and the original from 1963. At the end there was one more version. 1986. Each era leaving its mark on the design and style of the cover. And yes, mine is the 1963 version which I still have. I have to admit each speaks to me in a different way. What do they say to you? Which do you prefer? And if you aren’t familiar with Andre Norton, what a fantastic author awaits you!
When covers are done beautifully, we remember them. And the artist that made that cover sing to us. And of course, we picked that book right up, perhaps even again, to dive into the story and get lost in another world of an author’s creation. This from someone who was up til 4am with a new Rhys Ford story…lol Yes, the cover of that story is fabulous!
So yes, along with all of you, I’m dying to know what answers will be coming back our way from these amazing artists and the publishers. What wonderful Sundays we have ahead of us!
This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, January 27:
- More Poll Results and Book Cover Questions.
- This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
- Audio Release Blitz K.A. Merikan – Road Of No Return
Monday, January 28:
- Release Blitz Marina Vivancos – Rat Park
- BLITZ Escaping Mortality by Sara Dobie Bauer
- PROMO TARA LAIN on The Case of the Voracious Vintner
- A Stella Review The Fairy Pond by Jason Black
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Escaping Mortality by Sara Dobie Bauer
- A MelanieM Audio Review: Devil Take Me anthology by Rhys Ford , Ginn Hale ,Jordan L. Hawk ,T.A. Moore ,C.S. Poe ,Jordan Castillo Price , and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Tuesday, January, 29:
- BLITZ Imminent Dawn by R.R. Campbell
- AUDIO BLITZ Out in the Deep (Out in College #1) by Lane Hayes and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
- Release Blitz for Gage, Trenton Security Book 3, by JM Dabney
- Book Blast – Bad Deal by Ember-Raine Winters & Faith Ryan
- A Lucy Review Forever Starts At Midnight by Kim Breyon
- A Caryn Release Day Review: Nomad’s Dream by August Li
- An Alisa Release Day Review: The Case of the Voracious Vintner (Middlemark Mysteries #2) by Tara Lain
Wednesday, January 30:
- Release Blitz – The Other Book – Roe Horvat
- PROMO AUGUST LI on Nomad’s Dream
- Cover Reveal, – Touch Of A Yellow Sun – V.L. Locey
- A Stella Release Day Review: Nomad’s Dream by August Li
- A MelanieM Review: Inside Out by Aimee Nicole Walker
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Any Old Diamonds (Lilywhite Boys #1) by K.J. Charles
Thursday, January 31:
- BLITZ Living on the Inside by Londra Laine
- DSP COVER REVEAL Inked Music by Sean Michael
- An Ashlez Review Bad Deal by Ember by Raine Winters & Faith
- A Free Dreamer Review The Witchin’ Canoe by Mel Bossa
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review: Contact by M.D. Neu
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: A Late Summer Night’s Dream by Catherine Curzon
Friday, February 1:
- COVER REVEAL Forlorn by Elvira Bell
- Terrible Things by Beth Bolden Blog Tour
- Inside Out by Aimee Nicole Walker Blog Tour
- An Alisa Review : Awakenings and French Songs by Nell Iris
- A Lila Release Day Review: Escape to Paradise (A Planet Called Wish #4) by Caitlin Ricci
- A MelanieM Audio Review:His Consort by Mary Calmes and (Narrated by Scott Smith)
Saturday, February 2:
- BOOK BLAST – The Selkie Prince’s Forbidden Mate (The Royal Alphas series, Book 4) by J.J. Masters