Judging a Book by the Cover
We are a nation of impatient consumers. Everything you buy now is marketed toward catching your eye in a millisecond. As the Internet speeds up, phones and other media devices get faster and more efficient, and the time that people have to actually sit and read a book decreases, we have even less time to make an impact and intrigue the reader enough to buy the book.
For a long time I've pondered the need for a new cover for Three Truths. The evolution of this books has seen a covers that didn't work, despite the wonderful story it really does portray. But despite the fact that I knew it needed a new cover I had to wait until the opportunity came along to have just the right person create just the right cover for my baby. It was total luck that I found out that my friend Sabrina had opened her own digital imagery business. Sabrina is an author, mother, wife, and a darned good artist. And just for me she created the cover of my dreams for Three Truths. (Sabrina will be visiting the blog very soon!)
Want to see the evolution of a cover? This is the perfect way to understand the way imagery creates a visceral reaction in the decision to buy your book. Each cover was the best that could be done at that time, but neither ever offered the right amount of homage to the fairytale story. Want to buy the book now? The link is on the right side of the page. :)
So now I am happy dancing at the wonderful cover that Sabrina created for me. There aren't enough ways for me to thank her for the work she did. She understood what I wanted and was patient (always good with me) and she got my dreams for the cover.
Thank you Sabrina!
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