When you see a book’s cover, does it make you wonder what the story is about? What attracts you most? Is it the colors that appeal to you or perhaps a catchy title or font choice?
I once read that a person’s face can help draw potential readers, and I often employ that design technique. What I prefer most are simple, clean cover designs or, in other words, those with not a lot going on. I also prefer being able to discern the book’s genre right away based on its cover.
I design all my book covers. I often build book covers even when I don’t have an idea for a story because it’s one of my favorite creative outlets. Here are a few book covers in want of stories I’ve created of late.
Speaking of covers, here’s the revised working cover for my current work-in-progress, Simply Beautiful.
The goal is to keep the word count at around 50,000. So far, I have more than 35k words written. Unfortunately, the scenes are in no particular order. Once I get through the developmental editing phase and kick off the fun part of the process, I look forward to sharing Simply Beautiful chapters on my Patreon page and an occasional excerpt here at Austen Authors. Stay tuned!
To know me is to know how much I enjoy using Jane Austen’s words in my variations and book titles. In that regard, I have a new story available for preorder.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet sets out to make an excess of adverse situations better in this engaging tale. When she learns Mr. Darcy thinks his friend is too good for her elder sister, Elizabeth turns the tables on the proud man by making Darcy fall in love with her. But little did she know she had him from the start.
Let’s do it again! At least five (maybe more) of my bestselling stories will be included in this outstanding collection of Pride and Prejudice variations to be available exclusively in Amazon’s kindle unlimited program.
Coming in September 2022
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