I've noticed a lot of authors share my obsession. "Teasers" have become a big thing. By teasers, I mean things with an image and a quotation from a book, such as this for Demon Hunter.
Reviewers are also doing amazing things with graphics. I love some of their banners and announcement graphics. It's as if technology has freed our creative selves. I guess we can "paint" without having to tidy away the easel and turps. And it's not about being "the best". It's about communicating a message.
I'm really curious to see how book covers will evolve. There has been a lot of blue and black and grey shades -- ever since Fifty Shades of Grey. I can't help wondering if styling will change soon. Maybe orange will become the next big thing -- pumpkins to signal ... um, no, I don't want to think of vampire pumpkins!
What do you like to see on covers? Particular colours? Fonts? Should the title or author name be larger? Do you like to see people or not? Men or women or both? Headless?
With The Icarus Plot, I went for something a bit mysterious.
Graphic design is about telling a story with few if any words. It is absolutely fascinating.