One artist to design your book.
For me, that’s a loaded question, because some of the best covers (EVER) have been released in just the past 3-5 years!
What’s your favorite cover of all-time?
And I’m not exaggerating. To the point where I lose focus of content and forget about the story itself.
I mean, I know we’ve gone gaga over visual images. Instagram is just one culprit. (Thank you 85 filters through which to view the same photo.)
Example #1: Here’s a cover I love from the terrific Seraphina series by Robert Beatty:
Set on the Biltmore Estate grounds, this novel has extreme beauty in its design and Disney Hyperion gets credit for that one.
#2, there’s Sara Pennypacker’s children’s book, Pax, with a beautiful illustration of the book’s main character by none other than Jon Klassen.
#3, To take it a step further, Klassen does another amazing job on Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest, with this amazing image:
#4, And finally, I love the cover design of this one by artist, Júlia Sardà. Absolutely breathtaking and spooky:
We love images so much that graphic novels are now outselling books. Yes. The graphic novel is outselling larger, fictional works.
Even better, the novel is being condensed and turned into the graphic novel form almost as soon as it’s released.
I’m happy people are reading. Even if the content is getting condensed year-to-year.
If one person could design your book, who would it be?