I finally got the final cover art for my upcoming release, “Cria,” this weekend. To which I say – YAY! I love book covers. Really. It’s the main reason why I work so hard with Barbara to bring you the Cover Clash each week.
As a writer, I have a vision of how my cover should look. Dark and angsty, strong and passionate, quirky and eclectic… Ideas and possibilities fill my mind as I wait to see how a cover artist interprets my work. Sometimes it’s close, sometimes not, but to date, I’ve never been disappointed with the results (knock on wood, lol).
For me, the cover for “Cria” really encompasses my vision of Luiz and Aleta. They have a long history, filled with ups and downs. Despite their differences, there is a strong mutual attraction that is the undercurrent of everything that they say and do. It’s what drives them together. I feel that the artist depicted this perfectly.
Once I had a book cover, I set out to make a book video. Now, some authors don’t like them, but I really enjoy this aspect of promotion. It’s my “reward” after the manuscript is complete. I will spend hours thinking about how I want it to look, what I want the trailer to say, or what mood I want to create. I love scrolling through artwork and soundtracks to generate the right emotions for the reader.
I worked hard all weekend to generate a book trailer for Cria, and you can see the results below. Let me know what you think!
So tell me, as readers, do book trailers influence your buying decisions? As a writer, do you create book trailers? Do you enjoy them? Or do you think that they aren’t important? Has a book trailer ever disappointed you? Do you have a favorite book trailer?
Tell me about it!