A picture is worth all my words

 

I’ve received a lot of compliments for the cover of my new book, Has the World Ended Yet?, which I’ve graciously accepted even though I had nothing to do with it. The beautiful cover was all the doing of artist Michel Vrana, working on what my editor, Paul Vermeersch, had told him about the book.

Writers actually have very little control over their covers – the art is usually ran past us for approval but that’s more of a courtesy than a requirement. Publishers know what covers sell, after all – except for when they don’t. It’s a tricky business to be in sometimes.

While I’ve heard many horror stories from writers about their covers, I’ve been lucky enough – blessed even! – to always have covers I have absolutely loved. The artists don’t always get the credit they deserve, so I thought I’d give them a shoutout here because book art is the best art of all!

Michel Vrana, who designed Has the World Ended Yet?

 

Erik Mohr, who designs my Cross books

 

Ingrid Paulson, who designed the original cover for my first book, Please

If you need a cover for your new book, now you know where to start!

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About Peter Darbyshire (Roman)

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Posted on January 18, 2018, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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