I've had a few people asking me about my amazing book cover for A Single Girl's Guide to Wedding Survival and how it came to be. Well, I reached out to my fellow authors and asked who they recommended, did my own internet search, and cruised book covers I loved and took notes why I loved them.
Next, I narrowed down the designers I liked and felt had the right feel to match my story. I choose Mariah Sinclair, who I didn't know at the time, but is one of the best in the cozy mystery business and has a packed schedule.
The next part was easy. I filled out her intake form, which included my book information and examples of covers I liked so she understood what I might be looking for in my book cover. Thankfully, I had a list handy to send off to her.
Then she did her magic and sent me a cover to review.
As you can tell from the above pictures, there was little difference between version one and the final version. I loved the color and style. Mariah had managed to nail the vibe of my book from the start. This is why I hired a professional.
The piece that took the longest was agreeing to my name font and the fact that it is in pink. I asked lots of questions about why she chose the font and color. She then sent me on a little fact finding mission to check out current cover styles and I ended up listening to her professional advice, once I understood the whys.
Is there a book cover that you adore? What types of things on the cover draw you in, the color, font, or a funny title?