I've been thinking recently that too much of my blog is about, well, me--and I want to broaden the scope of my posts! Obviously, I'll still give you as many updates as I can on all of my projects, but I want to talk about more things, more often!
Hence, cover convos! This is the first new feature I'm bringing to the table. Every so often, I'll post about covers--ones I think are unique or cover trends I like or maybe even trends that I don't. Just anything that's on my mind that I want your opinion on!
Up first? To color or not to color... with Jennifer E. Smith's covers!
I have to say, I ADORE this cover! You know me... black and white with a punch of color is definitely my style. But what I really love is the type treatment! I think all writers are a tad obsessed with fonts (I know I am!), and I think the polished-handwriting look here is perfect. It's almost right out of a teenager's journal (especially with the doodles!), but just slightly more professional.
And most importantly to me--the cover is unique! I first spotted this book on a table in Barnes & Noble, and it completely caught my eye because it was SO different than all of the other surrounding covers. I was intrigued and needed to know more--cover win!
The one downside? I wish the heart stood out more. I think the overall balance is just slightly base-heavy with the "LOVE" standing out a little too much. I probably would have made the heart doodle thicker or filled it in with a few squiggles.
Which brings me to book two...
I'm not sure if one of these is from a galley, or from a foreign publisher, but I've seen both covers floating around and I much prefer the second! I think the added layer of color brings out the type even more, and makes the entire cover look more balanced and in sync.
But that's why this is a cover CONVO! What do you think? Am I talking crazy or do you think in this case more color was better?
Let me know and spread the news! I'll be introducing more feature posts soon!