Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Good cover art sells the book

Posted by Michele

So I'm sneaking in a post here, because it looks like my fellow riders are either recovering yet from conference, or else furiously writing. (Which, I should be doing. The furious part, not the recovery part.) But I wanted to give you all a heads-up to an interview I'm posting Wednesday on my blog DUSTED. I've had the pleasure to cyber-meet James Griffin, the artist who created the covers for my Luna Changeling series. James has created covers for all of the Harlequin/Silhouette lines over the years, and for many other publishers. He'll answer some burning questions about the whole cover art process, from creation to publication. And he's agreed to answer readers' questions left in the comments section.

So stop by! If you're a reader or a writer, you'll want to check this out!

3 comments:

anne frasier said...

i have my popcorn and skittles ready.

Candace said...

I've always wanted to know what inspiration the cover artist uses to creat the cover. Does he or she take direction from the editor of the book? Do they use the art fact sheet alone as the basis for the cover art? Do they sometimes read the book or parts of the book?

Michele said...

Candace, head over there and ask your questions! I've posted the interview, and James has agreed to answer questions, so I'm excited for this!