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  • On Book Covers: Just saw my debut novel's cover yesterday. What was your experience like?
On Book Covers: Just saw my debut novel's cover yesterday. What was your experience like?
Written by
Yejide Kilanko
February 2012
Written by
Yejide Kilanko
February 2012

Until I started this publishing journey, I didn't realize how much thought and effort went into choosing book covers. There is the artistic angle, the marketing angle e.t.c. For me, while I may like one novel's book cover more than the other, it has never been the deciding factor with regards to a book purchase. I know we're "never to judge a book by it's cover" but please humour me. What would this cover say to you when you're walking down the aisle at the bookstore or surfing online?

I will also love to hear your stories :)

Thank you!

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  • Yejide Kilanko

    Thanks Sheri :) The novel has done very well since publication. 

  • Sheri L. Swift

    I just saw this, I like it, the colors are beautiful and it has interesting graphics that catch your eye.  I hope you've done well with it.  ;)

  • Yejide Kilanko

    Hi Judaye :)

    Here's the blurb for the novel. Thanks for your comment. Appreciate it.

    Spirited, intelligent Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and a busy family in modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, her traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo's home their own. So there's nothing unusual about Morayo's charming but troubled cousin, Bros T, moving in with the family. At first Morayo and her sister are delighted, but in her innocence, nothing prepares Morayo for the shameful secret Bros T forces upon her. 
    Thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her, Morayo must learn to fiercely protect herself and her sister; a legacy of silence many women in Morayo's family share. Only Aunty Morenike—once protected by her own mother—provides Morayo with a safe home, and a sense of female community which sustains Morayo as she grows into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria

  • Judaye Streett

    It would get my attention.  I would pick it up and read the dustjacket because the woman is wearing a beautiful head covering and she has a regal bearing.  What is your book about?