marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

philosophy of book covers

A book cover is a sales tool.  Should signal the contents.  Particularly the genre.

It is therefore annoying to contemplate a story and realize that having neither unicorns nor dragons nor hippogriffs nor any other fantastical creature -- it has only the spell. A single spell, cast once without visual special effects. In fact, the hero sleeps through it and learns of it only through its results. Which are auditory, not visual.


Perhaps I should put the swords on the cover inside. Since I do have a sword fight.
Tags: covers, genre

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