Designing a book cover is something indie authors stress over a lot–even if they hire someone else to do the cover art. Giving the artist a clear idea of what you want (heck, even having a clear idea to begin with) in order to draw readers’ interest is a big, scary thing. Designing one yourself when you aren’t a graphic artist can be even more daunting, but some people like to have a basic cover design to look at, to keep them motivated while they write: thus the advent of the Design-a-Cover Blog Hop, hosted by Teralyn Rose Pilgrim at her blog (check it out to learn how to sign up).
Though I’ve played around with cover ideas for other books, the only one I’ve designed so far was for Blank Slate, so that’s the one I’m entering. I get so many comments on this cover, I can’t even tell you! There are bound to be lots of great entries, so go to the blog site above and vote for your favorite three.
You can vote in the linky list below: Mine is #14.
Oooh I love what the shoes and the piano keys might imply 😀
I'm liking this cover too.
Very nice – I love the splash of red against the black and white. Very clean, stark yet implies so much! I'm a fellow contestant and new follower 🙂
Wow! I'm so in awe, Heather. Fantastic design!
Nice cover! I agree, having a cover to look at is a good inspiration. Thanks for participating!
Loving this cover, it is so professional!
Nice cover! Love the contrast of the red shoes against the black-and-white piano keys!
Stunning cover – I agree I like to have a 'draft cover' to give me inspiration too!
Coolness! I voted for ya, cuz you know how much I love that shoe.
This cover is gorgeous, Heather!
Love the cover. It's sexy!
Incredible! So different from the usual face on the cover. I love the creativity!
I really wouldn't mind reading the book that this cover graces. stunning.
Wow this cover has got to be one of my favorites so far. It's so mysterious and, well, glossy! I can't help but think that the shoes and piano both symbolize something deeper and more significant in the book. This looks really professional.
Wow, thanks everyone for stopping by to comment on my cover–this is the cover for my latest book, so yes, Wendy, it is available (paper and ebook). Thanks for all of your sweet compliments. I was really happy at how well it turned out!
I love this cover. I love pianos and the heels are hot!