Cover Story: part 1

The cover is done, and I’m delighted with it! 

I wanted it to be just right. Despite the old  saying, people can and do judge books by their covers. That’s not necessarily bad, but it is important. The title and the cover design are the first (and possibly only) chance a book has to make a good impression. If it fails there, most people will go no further. They won’t open it and read a single line. They won’t even bother picking it up.

So, as an avid reader browsing for a new book, what do you expect a cover tell you? What does my cover say about The Darcys of Pemberley?

The season was fine, and from first seeing the place under the advantage of good weather, they received an impression in its favour which was of material service in recommending it to their lasting approbation. (Sense and Sensibility, chapter 6)

About Shannon Winslow

author of historical fiction in the tradition of Jane Austen
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11 Responses to Cover Story: part 1

  1. narniamuma says:


    It looks gorgeous! You’re a talented artist! Can’t wait to read it

  2. Jessica says:

    Um, I cannot apparently type my own nickname correctly. Major fail.

  3. It’s a beautiful cover!

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  5. Gayle Mills says:

    I love the cover, especially the colors and the font. Just perfect for a good Regency read.

  6. A lovely cover. You are doubly talented. Best of luck with your book.

  7. Thank you for the kind words, everybody. The encouragement is much appreciated!

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  10. bessamina says:

    I love this cover but did not get to see the back as it did not show up on my Kindle.

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