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Saturday, 7 July 2012

What's in a cover?

Well when it comes to eBooks the cover is of vital importance - ironic when you think of it but on most eReaders the cover is presented in monochrome and without too much detail, and yet the cover is more important than ever. It is the cover that jumps out at the reader in the eBook store and leads the reader to that all important blurb. Good cover, good blurb and hopefully another sale.




Artist, Tony Masero is a man with many years of experience in creating cover art for book covers - I first met him when I was involved in bringing the first Edge western by George G. Gilman into eBook after many years out of print - Tony, you see, did many of the original covers for the bestselling Edge titles from New English Library.  It was a great honour to be involved in Edge's comeback and anyone wanting to follow the series will find many of the books now available on eBook thanks to new guiding hand, Malcolm Davy.


 Tony is available to  any writer who finds themselves needing a cover artist and his rates are very very good. Find him via the Contact link of his website HERE.



From there I found myself working on a horror trilogy - The Dead Walked (part two is out later this month) and I hired Tony to provide the cover art. He did an excellent job as you can see from the images below.




My cozy mystery novel, Granny Smith Investigates ( which is selling like hot cakes at the moment) didn't require any elaborate artwork, as many books in the genre use photographic covers which I was able to provide myself, but Tony did provide,the silhouette of my aged detective - I asked him for a spoof on the famous Sherlock Holmes silhouette and once again he came up trumps for me. The images are presented above.


Tony is available to  any writer who finds themselves needing a cover artist and his rates are very very good. Find him via the Contact link of his website HERE.

And below I leave you with some examples of Tony's work which perfectly highlight his versatility - Tony can provide art for all fiction genres.
























































































































































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