GUIDE FOR AUTHORS GOING DIRECT
Let’s be honest, readers judge a book by its cover. Without compelling imagery, a reader will never read your amazing description. Every author wants a cover that demands attention and sells books. It takes a blend of knowing genre tropes, visual cues, and delivering on reader expectations. You’ve written a master piece, now it’s time for Cover Villain to make a wicked cover that will make you money.
I focus on photo composite covers featuring dark and sexy covers with an elegant beauty in the Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance genres. This technique involves reimagining mundane images into dastardly and epic pieces of visual storytelling. The final product teases the reader until they’re lured into clicking the purchase button.
I studied arti history, design, and typography and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. After launching a dozen science fiction and urban fantasy novels, I’ve turned my graphic design experience toward helping others publish successful novels. You can call me the Cover Villain.