Judging a Book by Its Cover

Experts agree: a book cover which grabs a prospective buyer’s attention is essential to marketing success. Here are some classics according to ShortList magazine:


For the last few days, I’ve been running a book cover design contest on a popular site. I admit I’m both surprised and impressed by the number of designers who have responded, the quality of their work, and their willingness to respond to my requests to make changes. I love these people.

I’ve received dozens and dozens of submissions. Over the weekend, according to the rules of the contest, I must narrow down the number of people I’m working with to a mere six designers. Then we’ll settle in to the next phase of tweaking tweaks.

Sometime soon I’ll be sending out a few covers for your opinion. Please write and tell me what you think.

In the immortal words of Bartles & Jaymes, thank you for your support.


Author: Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.

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