Rainbow of colors

I asked on my Facebook page about colors for covers, and I found it so interesting.  So, I thought I’d bring the question here.

What colors do you not like/hate to see on covers?

What colors do you like to see on covers?

For me this is difficult.  It depends on so many factors – title, genre, time period, etc…  There are some covers that I look at and think, its okay, but had it been different it might have done ever better.

Then, there are covers that people are still talking about.  One is the lovely Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series – all of them. 🙂  I mean, have you looked at the covers?  Everything a woman wants to see in a Highlander – well, almost everything.  lol

Orange isn’t one of my favorite colors, but on this cover, it works  well.  Though, I have to admit, I think just about any color would work when you have muscles like that. 😉

The point is to get people to notice the books, especially when they’re on the shelves in a bookstore.  Hard to pick just one.  I remember clearly when I learned WICKED HIGHLANDER was going to be purple.

Purple!  I so wanted it changed, but I was assured that readers gravitated to purple.  I didn’t really believe them.  Until I saw my first royalty statement.  Um…yeah, purple sells.  And sells *really* well.  Who knew?!


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