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How important are book covers?
In this month's (March2012) Writing Mag page 7, there's an article on the importance of a good cover to a book. Any experiences on this? My latest book Deeping Fen, which was reviewed in the WN - Members Club Feb 2012 has a cover based on a painting done by my wife, Erica, who is a wildlife artist. I have my own publishing imprint and design my own covers. This is the first time I have used her work for a cover. Readers have enjoyed the book and it is selling well but many more than usual have commented favourably on the cover. Does a book cover persuade you to buy the book?