I have no clue. Unlike my friend Joy who could describe the cover for her book while she was still writing it, I have no inkling, no concept, no idea for my book cover. So I wasn’t the least excited when I received the email from my production manager saying it was time to design the cover. Egad! Couldn’t an editor just read the book and come up with something nice??
Anyway my production manager sent me a series of questions to help me get my “designing” juices flowing. Yeah right. He asked the age of my target audience, the feeling or mood I wanted the cover to convey, the color or colors I wanted to use, the objects I wanted on the cover and the like.
I knew I didn’t want to use pink or violet – too feminine (sorry ladies!) or brown or black – too masculine (sorry guys!) on the cover. I wanted a neutral color that appealed to both sexes. After doing some research, Continue reading “Book Publishing Process: Designing Ain’t My Strong Suit (4th in series)”