|Bandits' Roost, Photograph by Jacob Riis, 1887|
New York City gangs were notorious. This historic photograph appealed to me because in The Return, Dancy must defeat a street-gang to save himself and his friends. The feud starts in Leadville, Colorado and follows our hero east. I liked the photo so much, I suggested that it be used for the cover.
Final cover for The Return, A Steve Dancy Tale.
This is the full cover. I especially like the cowboy shadow the designer added.
The designers did a great job. As I mentioned in Get a Spine, the spine is crucially important because it is all a browser will probably see in a bookstore. Here are the six spines for the Steve Dancy Tales.
Do people judge a book by it's cover? Do book covers sell books? Yes and yes. Need evidence? Here you go.
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