Cleaning the attic, I found a bunch of boxes with half finished manuscripts, my first couple of novels and some of the marketing posters. I havn’t seen the books in years. Editor in chief, back then, said that a writer should stick to writing and not otherwise interfere in the manuscript-becoming-a-book process. And I should have no influence on the cover design.
We didn’t work together for long.
Here, framed, is one of my favourite covers. It only took two graphic designers and six cover suggestions to get it right.
If you are going to hang a picture of yourself on your livingroom wall (and I am not saying that you should), you might as well make it count.