Evolution of a Cover Design

Those of you who attended the Missouri SCBWI Confluence Conference this fall got to hear Greg Ferguson of Egmont speak about, among other things, the evolution of the cover design for Bree Despain’s The Dark Divine. Since then, I’ve been curious about cover design in general, wondering how things change behind the scenes.

Check out this 2 minute Youtube video on the cover for Gail Carriger’s Blameless. They already had the general look since this is book three in a series, but it was interesting to see what they tinkered with and how they “aged” the photo.