Talking about Covers

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Authors and Designers talking about covers

Cover designs featured on the site

Cover designs featured on the site

The website Talking Covers is devoted to interviews with authors, designers, and artists about their book covers. Book covers come to define a book. The design is the public face of your book to the world, and people really do judge a book by its cover. A great cover can drive books sales, whether in stores or online.

“I haven’t looked at it. I want to have a moment of silence first, because I know my novel will never be the same… Seeing your jacket for the first time is the moment when you fully comprehend that what was once a private funhouse is now public. It’s a momentous and surreal shift.”

~ author Maria Semple on receiving her book’s cover by email from her designer

Maria Semple book cover

The cover of Maria Semple’s book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”, published by Little, Brown & Company, 2012, design by Keith Hayes.

“These days, almost everybody I talk to about Where’d You Go, Bernadette mentions its eye-catching, joyful cover. Booksellers flat-out tell me they think the book is selling so well because of its cover.”

It’s a great website with amazing covers. Enjoy!