It isn’t all about the book content, there is of course the artwork; what should go on the cover and in what colour? As noted previously the idea or concept of artwork usually comes quite early. Red Abyss (now known as House of Many Faces) has bucked this trend somewhat. In Taipei a few years’ back I came up with a couple of different concepts (see above and below).
Now with the new title in place I can begin to explore other avenues.
*Note these are not necessarily cover designs but type and colour tests.