So, I got through maybe ten pages of editing today. Wahey! only 350 or so to go…
Still, I did look at the most epic and amazing wonderment that is the intended cover-art. I’ve included a sneak tiny peek here, because I need to get the final and pay the guy first (and he’s an awesome guy, will post links to his stuff when I get the finished piece), but suffice to say I’m freaking excited about it.
So more generally, when you’re browsing in a bookstore, what do you hate in cover art? And then the inverse, what kind of cover art makes you want to pick books up (assuming it’s not just greased chests & heaving bosoms, or your favourite author’s name emblazoned in metallic puce across most of the cover)?
10 pages is better than zero 🙂 I’m loving the preview of your cover art.
Thank you! It’s always good to keep these things in perspective. And I surely will keep smiling, unless I’m being eaten by a horde of starving field mice or something…
I like this a lot (at least what I can see of it). I shall look forward to seeing the links to where you got it.
I like action or emotion in a cover. I hate irrelevance or cliché. If you go cliché, though, I’d be incredibly surprised…
Thanks, mate. Will post the whole thing up soon! I’m with you on hating irrelevant covers. It always bothered me as a kid that the covers to a lot of epic fantasy books didn’t seem to have anything to do with the content… “There’s no horned horse riding leprechaun in this book! HOW DARE THEY”