We’re working on cover art for None So Blind at the moment. It’s pretty nerve-wracking because, though we all know books shouldn’t be judged by their covers, we know with equal certainty that they always are.
When Panmac published Testament, I had no input into the cover art at all. It’s a completely different story with Freight. We’ve been batting ideas back and forth for a while now and something like a consensus is emerging as we try to balance what I’d like and what they think will work at a marketing level.
At the beginning of the process, I was asked what kind of cover I’d like and I told them I thought these worked really well.
If you read historical crime, which of the six would make you pick a book up? And what turns you off in terms of covers?