Tuesday, July 12, 2016

American Goth: Judging A Book By Its Cover

At long last American Goth is finally published! I'm excited to share this story and also incredibly excited about the cover. It was designed for me by my friend Melanie from Cuttlefish Graphics.

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but we all know that we do.  The look of the cover was important to me. You don't want one of those covers that ends up on a site about lousy book covers.

Most truly awful book covers come about because writers think that a cover is a good DIY project. That can go wrong as quickly as trying to remodel your own bathroom.

Fortunately, I knew an extremely talented artist. We collaborated using a private Pinterest board where I posted examples of colors, graphics, text, and book covers I liked.

When I saw the result, it was a little bit like she had read my mind.

Thank you so much, Mel. You made my dreams come true. So go ahead, judge my book by this beautiful cover.

~ Cyn

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