This is the continual of the earlier post:
A professional in marketing said it takes approximately three years for an author to receive recognition online.
One of you all were unable to see the cover. Here’s the cover he designed in a matter of minutes to give me an idea of what he was talking about in making your cover look different from the crowd.
He said use bold contrasting colors. Develop your own signature style design that make your books recognizable from other books.
He said books covers could be like handbags. (Yes, I was surprised a guy paid our bags any attention too. He said as much money as his wife spent on them over the years. Yes, he know one from the other.) For example you can take a glance and tell a Gucci from a Louis Vuitton. He said a person could be able to take a glance at a book and recognize your signature writing style. But if they all look alike how are yours going to stand out from the crowd?
He showed me an example of an obvious certain era cover. Saying that if things don’t change most covers today are going to follow the same demise by time as the dime store novel covers. He used the example of the dime store novels. Saying most were nearly a hundred years ago and but no one know who they were today.
I wrote him again Monday and asked more questions. I asked supposed one is writing pulp fiction, action, or thrillers?
He explain to me that he didn’t mean that action on covers were necessarily bad but just don’t over do it with people and action graphic scenes because to keep the writing career alive in the midst of such stiff competition from all sides one has to be innovative about everything. And perhaps update the book as time goes by which can get quite expensive if you’re using a professional designer.
He explained that in the days of the dime novels the authors had very little competition so it was quite easy to sell hundred of thousands of books.