indieBRAG held their 2017 Cover Contest and had a great turn out of votes. Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Padilla is the overall winner of the contest. What makes a great cover and what are readers and book bloggers opinions about them? Do the covers really matter when deciding if a reader is going to read the book or not? Does the cover help the reader imagine the setting and period of the story in their minds? What do readers not like in books covers and do they consider the covers as part as their rating when reviewing books? To get a picture of these questions, I interviewed the indieBRAG Interview Team Members and you will find their opinions and taste in covers insightful.
Interview with Lisl Zlitni
Interview with Erin Davies
Interview with Colleen turner
Interview with Magdalena Johansson
Interview with Charla White
Interview with Heather Campbell
Be sure to visit indieBRAG’s Home Page to view the genre/category winners in the 2017 Cover Contest!
The overall opinion of the team is that book covers do matter and play a big role deciding if they will read the book or not. I’d like to thank the team for taking the time to answer my questions and for supporting self-publishing authors!
Stephanie M. Hopkins