I've started thinking about my book cover design. On the one hand, my novel is sword and sorcery, so I'm considering elements of pictures like these.
Now my main character isn't a guy, and the story isn't a fantasy. There are no barbarians here-in, no axes either. Oh, no, wait, there are 2 small handaxes. I do like the way these barbarians strike such dominating poses.
On the other hand, the steampunk elements are vastly important, too.
To the left, a complicated but gorgeous cover. I love her goggles. To the right, a simple yet captivating design.
I prefer the one on the left, personally.
Now that I've looked at ridiculously complicated book covers, it's time to consider ones I actually have a chance of pulling off.
When it comes to book covers, I prefer the minimalist approach.
This shall have to be considered carefully.