I swear, if I see another bare torso eBook cover, I will swear!
SFUMATO! Yes, I did spot another such cover.
The author's prose is fun, thrilling, and filled with danger. Let's call the book THE EVIL PIE MAKER.
It is a supernatural thriller/romance not erotica.
Does the cover show an evil pie? No. A woman? No. A hint of danger? No.
Just a good looking guy with a better looking chest, no eye contact even.
If the story is just sex that's erotica not romance.
I am drawn to romances where lonely kindred spirits meet (no, it doesn't hurt if each party is attractive)
But shallow "tustles in the bustle" do not appeal to me.
I want a love that lasts, that warms the soul though both are parted from one another. Miles do not matter when two hearts are one.
Of course, I am probably in the minority ...
but all these bare torso eBook covers are beginning to look the same to me.
wrote a great post:
WHY I SUCK AT BOOK MARKETING ... AND YOU DO, TOO.
She says it is because WE SELF-PROMOTE not BOOK PROMOTE.
And some important WHY'S need to be addressed:
WHY did you become a writer?
WHY DID YOU WRITE THIS BOOK?
WHY WOULD A READER BE COMPELLED TO READ YOUR BOOK?
We need to draw to us a group of like-minded individuals who get caught up in the answers to those questions ... who have those answers murmuring in their hearts.
Can you answer WHY SHOULD ANYONE BUY MY BOOK?
If not, that is why your book marketing is failing.
and the WHY A READER WOULD FEEL COMPELLED TO READ YOUR BOOK draw a number of like-hearted people?
A bare chest tells me nothing special about your book or you.
"Oh, another 'Passion's in Fashion' book" I just say.
Stephan King ages ago said: “It seems to me that every book – at least the ones worth reading – is about something.”
Can you hear a Hans Zimmer theme playing in the background as you read your climatic end chapters where mad gods dance in the night sky ...
your bruised heroes stand their ground, knowing they are going to die but it does not matter ...
for they will die together, taking the Dark Ones down with them,
And something greater than they will survive?
Is all the self-promotion, the generic tease covers nothing but digital Spam?
What is the WHY of your desire to be an author?
WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING MEANING TO YOUR BOOK?
What do you think of bare torso covers?