At the moment most eBook covers are merely reproductions from the physical book and that works fine but as colour becomes more and more common with eBooks maybe we will start to see covers created specifically for the digital medium. Take the cover for my own novel, A Policeman's Lot (left). I think this does the job - the photograph I took myself and the splattered blood was done by Solstice publishing inhouse and effectively sums up the kind of story contained within the eCovers. It's set at the turn of the last century in South Wales, a world famous coal mining area, and revisits the Jack the Ripper myth. The cover does the job, I think. And the book offers up a new and as far as I am aware unique answer to the Whitechapel killings of 1888 which remain unsolved to this day.
|THE ORIGINAL PAPERBACK COVER|
So how important is the cover in the new digital world? Does it really matter if the book has a cover image or not? I mean you can't browse the book on the shelves of the local bookshop and are readers attracted by the cover image when they browse the digital stores?
A Policeman's Lot can be bought HERE
|The all new cover with bells and whistles.|