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Author Alma Katsu on Book Covers

Author Alma Katsu on Book Covers

This is a guest post by Alma Katsu, author of The Taker and The Reckoning. As I mentioned on my review of The Taker, the cover is just gorgeous. It is a pleasure to hear more about how a book’s cover comes to life. Thanks to Ms. Katsu for this blog post.   Cover Art: A Portrait For Your Book There are few things as important to a book’s success than it’s cover. If the cover doesn’t entice you, chances…

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Judging a Book by its Cover

Judging a Book by its Cover

It seems rather shallow, doesn’t it? At least that is what we’re taught, anyway. “Don’t judge a book by its cover, read it to see if it has any substance first before you you judge.” That’s what we are told, probably from the moment we could talk. And it is true. True when it comes to people, and for books, to some extent. Why? Because readers are visual people. Our eyes are our radars. Whenever I go to a bookstore,…

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