Thursday, 20 February 2014

Characters - On your eBook cover or not!

Having been immersed in design for an eBook cover for a fellow author, something popped into my mind, whether to put a face/person on the cover of the book! I thought of the novel, which I am currently writing, whether it is prudent to add such to the prospective cover.

I know it is up to the author themselves as to whether this is a good or bad thing. I could roll out the pros and cons of putting people or faces on the cover.
Let's say you go ahead and do just that. Blazing across the cover of your book is some hunky/fantasy/meaningful/handsome man or a sexy/beautiful/ethereal lady. What does that say to you? Does it give you an idea of what these people are like? Have you thought for one moment, that in doing so, that this could/maybe hinder prospects of getting your book turned into a movie? Why? Because the character/s have a face already, It is not in the readers 'minds eye'/ imagination... Hollywood likes to play around with characters, to find the 'one' that suits. It can also put the reader off, if he/she doesn't like the look of your character on the cover.

So let's say you don't put an image of your character on the cover. The readers will use their imagination to 'dream up' what your characters look like. They can then relate to the characters and probably feel immersed in the book. Books are like mysteries in side the cover. You can either give away the idea of the character from your mind, or you can leave it the reader, it is up to you.

Just think about it before you decide

Happy writing!


Saturday, 8 February 2014 what's been happening?! ...

So I have been lagging behind on updating this blog. Well, that is as a result of doing too many things or multitasking, something suffers somewhere from lack of attending too and it seems this blog got just that.

Ok that said and out of the way, just some updates on what's happening. Firstly the eagerly awaited Free eBook Covers. I have some completed but have a few more to work on. I am not going to post half when I want to be able to give a wider choice of covers. So I will posted the complete set once I have finished the last one.

On a note about Guest Blogging, pleaae contact me before posting anything in the Guest Column. Posts must be kept to the literary or creative industry. If you would like to write for this blog and gain a wider audience, please message me or leave your email and I will be in touch.

I will be adding to various pages on this blog over the next few days.

Work is still continuing on my next novel. I am loving the story so far. Still have a long ways to go with it. Not even sure of possible publication date yet as I am nowhere near that yet. So will have to keep you in suspense for a while longer!


“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of.''- Joss Whedon