#GuestPost by Michele Gorman ~ UK versus US Book Covers @MicheleGormanUK #RomanticComedy

I’m delighted to welcome Michele Gorman with her thoughts on the differing tastes in book covers, prior to the March 14th release of her latest book, The Truth About Love And Dogs. Over to you, Michele…

How often do you pick up a book because of the cover? I do it all the time. It’s what makes me take the time to look at the description, read the first few paragraphs, and, if I like all that I see, decide to buy it. 

So, is it any wonder that covers cause us authors so much angst? They might even make us more nervous than writing the book itself. That’s because writing is an evolutionary process. It takes months to do, plus there are many rounds of editing. But the cover is the instant, one-and-only first impression your book will make. It’s like getting ready for a first date with someone that you really really want to impress! You’ve only got one chance.

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