I pretty much live for book covers, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve actually met a lot of amazing books because I fell in love with their covers! I’ll see a cover, be intrigued, read the synopsis, and all of a sudden it’s on my TBR or in my shopping cart. It’s easy to admire a book’s design, but often we fail to recognize the story and brilliance behind its creation. Creating book cover art is a long, deliberate process that can start years before the book’s publication date. Contrary to what you might think, authors are rarely involved in the book cover art, and instead designers work with publishers or editors to develop a concept that is marketable and on brand.