Book Cover Research for Top 10 Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mystery eBooks
The latest episode in the Li & Lu series is coming out any moment now. Ooh, need a cover.
Here’s what winning at the top of the Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mystery eBooks. Let’s have a look. I’ll summarize at the end.
1. The Gender Game
2. Feared By Hell: An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure
3. The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret
4. The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie
5. The Gender Game 4: The Gender War
6. The Shadow Children: A Paranormal Fantasy
7. Death Becomes Her
8. The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy
9. The Secret Heir: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
10. The Lost Savior: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
Whew! What a collection. So let’s see, looks like:
- Strong, clear, (usually) large close-up image of main character(s).
- Blues and greens!
- Title easily readable on the thumbnail.
- Mostly females on the cover.
- Dual scene: close-up shot (usually of character) with faded/blurred background of setting/location.
- Contrasts of light and dark colors.
- Many seem to have a logo/branding/symbol of some kind. Or at least an “item” (weapon, sword, etc.).
- 9 of 10 in Kindle Unlimited (not a cover comment, but yeah, interesting!).
- Most (all?) part of a series.
- No one is smiling. 😉
Whew. OK, there we have it. I need a new cover. I’m going to make this first draft myself. Yeah, so here we go. Based on this, we’ll see how far I get … this afternoon when I upload it.
I know, I know, I really shouldn’t be doing this.