Friday Book Cover: Differences Across One Genre

Staci Troilo shared her thoughts about cover development on Story Empire.

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Ciao, amici. It’s my turn to discuss covers today. I’ve done a few where I broke down the features of a single title or a series, discussing font, color, graphic, etc. Today, I thought I’d back up and take a look at conventions in general.

I’m prescheduling this post. Today’s date is March 23, but this isn’t going live until April 26. I only mention it because I’m about to show you some Amazon bestselling covers, and if you look, it’s highly unlikely you’ll find these books still on the front page. And certainly not in this order. (I thought I should clarify in case you wanted to do some of your own research on Amazon.)

The books I chose to look at are romantic suspense novels because that’s one of my favorite genres to both read and write. Here is a row from Amazon in the romantic suspense category.

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