The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Flat-Out Cover Love

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cover Talk: Flat-Out Cover Love

One of the biggest problems I usually have with getting into indie books is that the covers are usually not at all appealing. And while we all know that we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, let's be honest; we all do it. I do it all the time.

I was glad I didn't let my cover judgments get in the way of reading Flat-Out Love by Jessica Parker (you can read my review here)...but I'll be honest, I was so relieved when it got a cover makeover. And the new cover? WAY cooler than the old one!

About the nicest thing I could say about the original (left) was that it depicted a scene that was somewhat important to the conflict of the story. But...the colors were not too appealing, and the title font was a little too mainstream and cutesy for my taste.

The new cover, however, is loads better! The book fan in me loves white covers (the bookseller in me hates it when I have to continually clean them up), and I love how the font is not only conveying the title, but it's also the focal point of the cover and is the work of art that pops. The colors and the texture of each letter is awesome. It's so simple, yet there is a lot to look at, and a ton of tiny details that you pick up on the more you study it. 

What do you all think?


LinWash said...

The new cover is gorgeous! I "flat out love" it! :-)

Val said...

I do like the new cover. I didn't like the first one but the book rocks!


Anonymous said...

Well, the first cover looks a bit like one of those inspiration romances that aren't fun at all.
The second one is more fun and upbeat

Mary Preston said...

The first cover is very ordinary, but the new cover is interesting. It requires investigation.