No. Not my own today. But, I'm talking about how important representative cover art is to books and authors.
Now, everyone knows I love 90% of my covers. I adore when cover artists can give me a tie-together look for an entire series. But, who else is doing it right?
Logical-Lust has a great cover for Zetta Brown's Messalina: Devourer of Men. If this doesn't say sassy, I don't know what does.
When looking at a branding issue, I've discovered a series from Annette Blair that has seriously caught my eye. This is a fine example of a group of covers that undeniably belong together. In addition, they speak highly of a fun read. Can't wait to try them out!
Other covers that fit really well for their books?
So...what do you think? In the age of online shopping, does the cover still play a role in book-selling?
I think it does. The reasons we stop and read more are still the same as they were when browsing the book store...cover art, title, blurb and excerpt. Those being the top four selling cues for decades, they seem to have made the jump from print to electrons, right along with the books.