Failed designs, Devil Wears Prada-type meltdowns and a lot (seriously – a lot) of emails, as a special Friday treat, writer and comedian Viv Groskop is here to reveal what really goes on between publisher and author when it's time to create a book cover.
By Viv Groskop
You don’t hear much about the etiquette around authors and book covers. This is because there is a code of silence around this process. And maybe that’s right. Because (a) authors are moany and no-one likes a moaner and (b) publishers know a lot more than authors about what people like to buy and authors secretly know this. It’s just not the done thing to admit you don’t really like your cover. Worse, you have to pretend you love it.