Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Name is Getting Bigger

I've lined up my five book covers from earliest to latest, left to right, top to bottom.

And I've noticed that my name becomes larger on each succeeding title. It can't have anything to do with the cover artist, because I've had two different ones. The first three covers are by Nicola Martinez, and the last two by Rae Monet.

Does the progressive increase in the size of my name mean anything? I doubt it. The name size is probably a function of the cover composition.

If nothing else, I like all my covers. I'm especially happy with my latest for An Inheritance for the Birds, mainly because it has ducks on it, and I love ducks. Quack.

Thank you all,


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Lovely covers, Linda, especially that bright new one!

Linda Banche said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I like them all, too.

catslady said...

How nice that your name now stands out and the covers are lovely!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Great sign, Linda! I think the increasing sign is suggestive - TWRP are clearly keen to cherish you.

Calisa Rhose said...

Lovely covers Linda. Lovely blog, too.

Linda Banche said...

Thanks, catslady. I think the covers are gorgeous, too.

Thanks, Lindsay. I certainly hope you're right!

Thank you, Calisa. I appreciate it.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I love book covers too. The artwork fascinates. You have some lovely ones and Rae Monet is one of my favorite cover artists. :)

Adelle Laudan said...

I think the size of the author's name is based on symmetry between graphics and word matter. Of course I had to go back and look at all of my covers. For mine, it seems my name has carried the same font and placement for the most part. I didn't have the same cover artist for all of them, so is it a coincidence or not? I never thought of it until now. Great post, Linda.

Diane Craver said...

Great covers, Linda!

My name is big on some of my covers, and I have different publishers. I actually have thought at times my name is too large but then it's the same size as the titles. I like most of my covers. Cover artists are amazing and I wish I had their creativity!

LK Hunsaker said...

Funny, I was just skimming book covers on a bookstore site yesterday and noticing that the covers which had the author names bigger than the title are those names I recognized, while on the covers with the author name smaller than the title, I didn't recognize the author. Big pubs absolutely use size as a function.

Linda Banche said...

Hi Karen. I understand your fascination with covers. I think it's amazing how an artist can take the description of the book and make a cover.

Thanks, Adelle. I never thought about name size, either. I agree, I think the name size, like everything else, depends on the composition of the cover.

Hi Diane, having a large name on a book can't be a bad thing. People will know who wrote the book!

LK, I think you hit it on the head. Size does matter, and cover composition isn't the only factor. If your name will sell a book, your name will be the largest thing on the cover.