What Attracts Me To A Book?
As I try to create a cover for my novel I started to wonder what actually attracted me to all the books that line my shelves?
Sadly, I cannot easily see a common theme from looking at them.
I was surprised to notice that I don't choose genre first. I know I must grab it because something on the cover called to me, but what?
I know when I read the description that is what keeps the book in my hand but why did I pick it up?
Maybe seeing some of these items on the cover is what draws me in.
Location: Anything in Italy, especially Venice, Ireland, or New England
Storylines: Anything with food and travel
Characters: Strong females, interesting situations and desires. A character with my name.
Title: interesting, catchy or a play on words or a well known phrase.
What makes you pick up a book? What covers have worked for you and what hasn't?
I look forward to your suggestions and advice.