I WONDER… Wednesday – #3 – Cover Treatment: Title vs Author
Hello, my lovies 🙂 And welcome to a new mid-week feature, called “I Wonder…”. Basically, this is my chance to chat with you all about something I’ve been pondering. Every week’s topic will be book/publishing/author related in some way. I’m looking for feedback on these posts… so I’d love to hear your thoughts. (It’s lonely over here in my little corner of cyberspace!!)
As some of you know, I work in a bookstore (Books-A-Million), so I see book covers ALL DAY LONG 🙂 It’s a job I absolutely LOVE, even on the days I want to yank my hair out, lol!!! One thing that seems to creep up more and more, I’m noticing, is an author’s name being larger than the title of the book. That just seems odd to me. I’m sure there’s probably a reason for it, and any of you who have done more cover design than I have can probably shed some light on the subject. But it seems to me, the title should be the main focus. Am I wrong? Am I the only one who’s noticed this trend? Does anyone else care, lol???
***BIG IMPORTANT NOTE*** I’m not saying I don’t LIKE these covers, or these authors, or these books. I just always considered the title the main idea on the cover, and that seems to be changing. I’m just curious what you guys think. 🙂 Also… I notice it doesn’t happen nearly as much in kids fiction or in YA/teen fiction. Hmmmmmm….