Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cover Art

Today’s book covers are more than just protective outer coverings for pages. They are a way to advertise and communicate information about what’s on the inside. Most people say that covers are second only to word of mouth in importance when it comes to interesting them to read a book, indeed even pick it from the shelf.

A cover will sometimes get the potential reader to look at the blurb and maybe thumb through some of the inside.

Artwork has come a long way, too. There are more beautiful covers today in the print and ebook market than ever before. If you have ever seen the old
cartoon-ish looking covers of yesteryear you know what I mean.

So, having said all that, I present to you my latest cover. Click on it to get a better view.

I think it keeps with the thought of advertising and communicating information about the inside, don’t you?

Does it make you want to read this book? Does it resemble my first book in the series so that there is continuity?

I am always very excited about my cover art. It’s the face for my writing that tells the world about my work. It never ceases to amaze me how the artist is always right on the money when “getting” the essence in a cover for me. So far, they have gotten it every time.

For those of you looking for the next Shannon Wallace mystery, you will be happy to know it is slated for a January release from Red Rose Publishing

The blurb says, “When Shannon and Dwayne are hired to videotape mysterious goings-on in the local cemetery in South Lake, Mississippi, they find more than just old tombstones, including a “plot” that has nothing to do with the dead!”


Marta Stephens said...

Hey, Kim. I like it!! Love the daisies. Nice contrast to the headstones as if..."pushing up..." :)

You're book blurb is really iIntriguing too.

s.w. vaughn said...

Woo hoo!! I love it!

Congrats on the upcoming release!!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

This cover is gorgeous, Kim. It has a similar look and feel to the first one, but is even more ominous and intriguing! Congrast! Can't wait to read it!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's beautiful, Kim. I'm so thrilled for you.

Kim Smith said...

Thank you guys so much! Having work being published is just a great feeling and sharing it with good friends only adds to the joy!