There is an old saying that goes, "don't judge a book by its cover." The origin of this fairly recent idiom can be traced back to a 1944 African journal called American Speech, where the phrase was actually "you can't judge a book by its binding." It wasn't until 1946 when Lester Fuller and Edwin Rolfe popularized the modern version of the idiom in their book, Murder in the Glass Room.
When discussing a book, the cover is almost as important as the content itself. What is the first thing that you see on Amazon? Is it the description of the book? Is it the author's name?No. It is the book cover. The cover catches the reader's eye and, hopefully, they read the description, the reviews, and buy the book.
For my upcoming book, DEAD AIR, there were a number of cover proposals that my publisher sent over for me to review. Some were good, and some . . . not so much. But, I am happy to say that we found a cover that I will be proud to have on the cover of DEAD AIR.
So, without further ado, I'd like to present the cover for my upcoming suspense novel, DEAD AIR.
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