When My So-Called Afterlife was first accepted for publication, I was over the moon (well, duh!). I was even more excited when the artwork for the cover popped into my Inbox – imagine seeing your name on a book for the first time! Then the book began to sell to foreign publishers and I got to see how editors from other countries interpreted the story. Some, I loved, some I wasn’t so sure about but one thing was for sure, they were all different (except for Spain, who chose to use the cover from the German hardback). But it doesn’t really matter what I think – it’s the reader who decides whether or not to buy a book and if the cover doesn’t appeal, they’re unlikely to pick up the book in the first place. So I thought I’d open it up to you guys. Which of these five covers do you like best? More importantly, which would make you want to read the book?
PS Sorry about the pictures being a bit wonky – you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to get them looking this good!