Covers matter in all books… Ebook or print… Every genre! You have a second or two to catch people’s attention while surfing the web. Make the most of it.
On my blog, Fridays are Feminine Allure Fridays…and I search for F/F covers that catch my eye.
This turned out to be a lot harder than I expected. Some are clearly stock photos. Others are fabulous! But some are flat out scary! Not just BDSM~~ oh she’s a tough Dominatrix scary. I mean icky.
I don’t post those nasty ones on my blog and I won’t pick on anyone here. Author input into covers varies by publisher. However, it’s still up to us to try and get a good cover!
As the subgenre grows, I hope to see more publishers really working on good f/f covers! This is something we, as authors, need to be vocal about…at least as much as we can.
Now for the self pubbed out there! This is not an area to skimp…generic covers are obvious to authors and reader. The wrong image lets people skip right over that book. If you don’t care enough about the story to get it a decent cover, why should readers spend money on it? Give readers a cover they want to click on!!! You have the power…
Readers…we do try. Authors sometimes have to fight for good covers and loose. But fingers crossed you’ll seek out F/F stories and make it the best year for lesbian fiction ever! What do you readers like in covers?? What grabs your attention? Tell us!
Now for a good cover! I was lucky enough to get a great cover for my f/f short story last year. Suggestive, as it is erotic romance, and it clearly shows two women! Not too much to ask, right?
Blurb: Most women are turned off by Eve’s job working with reptiles in the Everglades. Miranda is exception and Eve has fallen hard for her. Their chemistry is undeniable but Miranda has a secret that could ruin everything. Hot sex in a swamp proves they’re perfect together but sex doesn't solve everything. Can Eve charm the truth out of Miranda?
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