A member of my writing group, Tess Grantham, has done an excellent post on DIY covers. Well worth a read if you’re interested in design, books or working on your own cover - and it's vital to do a good job, especially of meeting your reader's expectations.
Because we all know it by now – we do judge a book by it’s cover.
Here’s a few of my favourite covers for fun - some due to illustration & font, some for the expectations they establish in the mind, some for the use of colour or detail, others simply because they are plain old awesome.
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Ashley Capes is an Australian writer of fiction, poetry and very occasional non-fiction.
Imperial Towers (Never Book 5) - draft 1
Moss Dragon - draft 1
Reed Lavender (working title) - draft 1
Unnamed Spec Fic - draft 1
Whisper of Leaves (sequel) - Outline