Friday, November 2, 2012

Why I Love My Cover for IN THE AFTER


I think that it perfectly portrays my book, letting you know right away that it’s post-apocalyptic. I love the starkness, the gray pavement with just a touch of color for the weeds. This gives it a creepy feel, but it’s not too dark. Although my book is about flesh-eating creatures, it’s not exactly horror, more of a suspenseful thriller.

I love that the tagline leads right into the cover. They destroyed Before. Now we live…IN THE AFTER. How catching! The lettering works awesomely as a fading road stencil with a graffiti feel.

I also love that this cover is non-gender specific. I think that a boy is just as likely to be drawn to this cover as a girl, so it appeals to a wider audience. I’m glad, because I think boys will like IN THE AFTER, (high on action, low on romance) and this cover lets them give it a chance. While girls (I’m just going to say it, who may have a bit more depth J ) will be drawn to the mysteriousness of the cover.

I really do love my cover, but of course I’m biased. Are there any covers that you love? Why?

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  1. Great cover! Very evocative of the genre.

  2. awesome cover! I agree that it protrays the mood of the book better than a generic girl in front doing something in a pretty dress. Congrats!

  3. It reminds me (in a good way) of a lot of adult crime books in the UK, such as Karin Slaughter's - particular her early novels.

  4. Congratulations, Demitria! You are right about the non-gender specific cover. That is a real advantage!

  5. It has a very foreboding, strong feel to the way it's designed.