Friday, July 31, 2015

Guest Post by Author Jenetta M Bradley. Life on fire, a fictional story about love who is set ablaze.

Book Title: Life On Fire
Genre: Fiction
Author:  Jenetta M Bradley

The Importance of Book Covers
I have a confession. I was a true believer of dont judge a book by its cover. I thought if the title and back matter were engaging enough, that would draw the reader in. The cover in my mind wasnt as important as the story. I believed this not only as a writer, but as a reader and would pick up books in bookstores whose title caught my attention. I would flip it over and read the back matter and if something spoke to me I would purchase.  Admittedly this was a naïve belief, because the truth of the matter is books that were turned with the cover facing out were picked up more than books that spines with the title only showing. Thats why displays were so important.
Now that I, along with the masses, purchase books online its the cover that has to pull the reader into making the initial click to read what the book is about. If your cover isnt eye catching enough to stand out amongst the sea of books, you are shooting yourself in the foot.
Your cover design should be consistent in look and feel; something I learned from my sister, Karen D. Bradley, co-author of my latest book Life on Fire. Her books, while not having used the same graphics artist to do her covers, have a signature look that says to the reader that its a book by her. My book covers have not had the same consistency, and I didnt initially notice this until we laid our books out at an event and I noticed how my book covers didnt really tell a story about me as a writer like hers did. Your cover should give a visual synopsis of the story. It should also give a feel about the book and by this I mean it should give a taste on whether your book is a romance, mystery, suspense, comedic, etc. Whatever the genre, the book cover should provide some insight to that type of genre.

Finally, I want to remind you that your cover is a marketing tool and will be on your promotional material. Its on the excerpt booklets you hand out, the release party invitation, and in your readers’ hands it’s a means to pull other readers in. In essence its the cover to which your book will be judged and the design behind it shouldnt be taken lightly.

About The Author 

Chicago natives, Jenetta and Karen Bradley, are sisters and authors. Jenetta has always had a love for writing and has written and published five fictional books. She also post weekly updates to The SSMD, her online, interactive fictional story of a relationship advisor helping the Single, Shacking, Married, and Divorced (SSMD) while dealing with her own life’s ups and downs.
Her younger sister, Karen, didn’t start off sharing the love of writing. While being a creative mind, English and Grammar were never her strongest subjects. As life would have it, her weakest link would become her saving grace in life. It was during college she wrote her first book to help her cope with the death of her father, the upheaval of emotions, and her changing family dynamics. Writing fiction soon became one of her favorite forms of therapy. 

About The Book
Brooklyn Saunders' life is set ablaze when her ex, Dante Nines, and a newly single friend, Hunter Torres, vie for the number one spot in her heart. Unknowingly, Dante brings trouble to her door causing their personal and professional lives to collide in the worst way. The entanglement unleashes a danger that will have both of the men she loves fighting to keep her safe. Will Brooklyn survive the chaos threatening to destroy her very existence? And if she does, who will she choose?

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