Lead Me Not book cover by book cover illustator Duncan Long

Working with an illustrator or artist for your book cover is a big deal! From my own experience, a book’s cover is a buy or not-buy scenario. Book covers attract buyers or give off a ho-hum vibe. The book cover is the first thing a reader sees — and can be the last if it is a poor cover.

Here’s an article that gives the scoop on creating a kick-butt book cover illustration.