Go Ask Anna: The Book Cover Design Edition!

I love hearing about what people do for a living; about the ways their jobs function and how they started doing what they do in the first place. I always feel a little embarrassed and even kind of shy when I’m asked what I do (I design books), because as much as I love my job, it’s hard for me to image anyone else being interested in hearing about it.

Much to my constant amazement, though, people are really interested in book cover design! I get so many emails and comments asking me about how it all works, so I thought it might be nice to try to answer as many of those questions as possible all in one place.

Go for it: Ask me anything you ever wanted to know about being a book cover designer. It would be extra-cool if you also told me what you do to bring home the biscuits, too . . . even if you don’t have a question!

Keep in mind that I work in-house (not freelance) for a publishing company, so I can’t answer questions about self-employment and that kind of thing.

I’ll answer all of start answering your questions on Wednesday!

EDIT: I had to close the comments, sorry. I never expected to get SO many questions—it’s going to take me days and days to get through them all! I’ll do my best to answer everything.