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)