The cover

Now we are trying to come up with a good cover for My Sister Has A Big Black Beard. We’re playing with various ideas and I invented some background patterns...but they ended up being too crazy and it is hard to read the writing once the title is added. So we’re trying something different...but here are some silly patterns...

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A book’s cover is really important because it has to be true to what’s inside the book, and it has to be appealing enough that you want to pick the book up and read it.

Sometimes authors and illustrators don’t agree with what the publisher’s marketing people say the cover should look like; marketing people know what’s selling in the current market but authors and illustrators may want to do something original. It can be a complicated process coming up with a cover that everybody is happy with.