The creation of a book cover is not something I’m new to. I make e-book covers myself, but I’ve never actually made my own book cover. Well, let me rephrase that. I made sample covers for On the Other Side long before it was ever picked up by 48fourteen (when I thought I was brave enough to self-publish it), and let’s just say… nothing I made compares to the beauty that is the finished product!
I am guilty of buying books based on the cover alone, and I think the OTOS cover has the “Please, buy me now!” appeal readers love to see. It’s artsy as well grungy; it’s smooth yet just rough enough; it’s lovely to behold but thought-provoking, too. How the heck does a cover do all that in one shot? I’m not sure, and I’m being a little braggadocios when I say that this one does! Also, the mixing, swirling colors in the middle are such a visual metaphor for the novel’s conflict that I have trouble believing it’s spot on to what Hilaria, Anthony, and Job experience.
Anyway, I made you wait long enough. Here is it, people–may I have a drum roll, please?
*brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* (<–That’s my lame attempt at snare drum onomatopoeia! lol)
Thanks to Veronica Riga for the awesome design and Lyndsay Johnson for the text treatment! It’s breathtaking. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands. =D