Cover creation advice according to genre, via Freebooksy

Freebooksy posted an interesting visual analysis of successful book covers by genre today:

http://www.freebooksy.com/create-best-selling-cover/

Unfortunately, fantasy is not one of the genres for which they provide examples of successful covers. And in the “paranormal” category, they throw in Steampunk, which wasn’t exactly paranormal last time I checked. *g*

Despite that, the article is definitely worth a look. Even if using their advice is no guarantee of success. Example: according to the article, successful SF book covers are orange, black and white. May I present you with the least successful of my SF titles?

From Earth to Mars and Beyond

Plenty of orange, black, and white there, I think. 🙂

Nonetheless, I think it is very solid advice to study covers of successful books in your genre before you either create your own or start consulting with a cover designer as to what you want.

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