Rich and KB’s Hallway Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD

Our cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by K.A. Cozzo, and we’re counting on you to choose which one actually goes on the book! We know it’s a big decision, so today we’ve asked Creative Director Rich, to share the story behind this captivating cover approach:

Hallway Cover

We wanted to have a cover that had a photographic boy and girl on it. I’d been saving this image of the girl for a while now because I think that the pose and the clothing has such great personality that draws you in to her emotions. We added the boy in the background to show how Jordyn is distancing herself from Alex. The couple also appeals to romance readers. We have them in school because so much of the book focuses on the challenges Jordyn faces by her brother coming to her school. If this cover is chosen, I might play around with getting rid of the complex background and just place the characters on a solid background, which would give the cover a more contemporary feeling and make it more visible.

If you love what KB and Rich are doing here, let us know by leaving a comment and voting for this cover direction. And remember, this is a cover direction, not the final cover, so if you have suggestions for making it even more Swoonworthy, share it in the comments!

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