A great post by Annette. I agree with Annette that authors should do what works for them. Some may find a professional cover designer best fits their needs, while others will use their own talents to create covers. The book cover for my collection of poetry and prose “Dalliance” was created by Chris Graham, while my dear friend, Jeff Grant kindly donated (free of charge) the photograph which adorns my most recently published collection of poetry, “Refractions”.
Thank you to Sue Vincent, for the kind invitation to submit a guest post for your blog. I appreciate this opportunity.
Cover me, I’m going in!
Should an author make their own book covers? This has been a hot topic of blog conversation lately in some of the blogs I follow. While I paid close attention to everything being said by bloggers/authors who are far more successful than I in selling their wares, I do have a couple thoughts on the topic.
One blogger emphatically states that an author should never create their own covers. In his professional opinion, the cover sells the book. He feels that regardless of how talented one is with programs designed to help one create a cover, a professional cover artist should always be hired to ensure your message will be heard loud and clear.
Another blogger/author has been posting detailed accounts of how she
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