Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cover Crush: After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara

We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in today's increasingly competitive market, a memorable jacket can make or break sales.

I am not a professional, but I am a consumer and much as I loath admitting it, jacket design is one of the first things I notice when browsing the shelves at Goodreads and Amazon. My love of cover art is what inspired Cover Crush, a weekly post dedicated to those prints that have captured my attention and/or piqued my interest. Enjoy!

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Trends lean toward bright artwork and striking imagery, but I personally love the subtle beauty in the design of Leslie Shimotakahara's After the Bloom. The colors are muted, but there is something intriguing in how the shading and tone of the jacket plays against the downward angle of the cherry blossoms

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Did this week's cover catch your eye? Do you have an opinion you'd like to share? Please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!


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Audra said...

I'm totally a sucker for a great cover -- and it v much determines whether I look at book or not! I'm sad to admit this cover doesn't do much for me -- I normally don't mind a nice muted design but something about this one doesn't quite grab me. Oh well -- glad it grabbed you!

Erin Davies said...

Ha! It happens. Maybe we'll be on the same page next week? ;)