Okay, so I have been browsing book covers on Amazon relating to dogs because I know that my publisher will soon send me the art fact sheet to fill out for the military war dog series. I’ve got a few that I like, that have dogs on them but aren’t cutesy (can’t go “cute” because my books are still military thrillers with intense action to fit my RAPID-FIRE FICTION brand.
So, the cover for FREEDOM IN THE AIR is by far my favorite. I’m still not a fan of having a person’s face so prominent on the cover, but this shows you that this isn’t just a fun romp through life with a dog. The military element is clearly portrayed.
Okay, so I’m cheating with this one. It’s not a cover, but I absolutely love how the dog is sniffing the camera. But…this has a bit of a “goofy” feel to it, so I’m not sure it’d be a good and accurate reflection.
And this one is another picture found on a military site. I love this image because the dog is the primary focus of the image, and while there is someone in ACUs, their face is not easily focused on. I also love this because the dog is wearing his vest, which portrays his role as a military war dog rather than a pet.
And this final one I like because it’s not your normal dog book cover. It shows a companionship between the dog and his owner. Regardless of how much I like this, I don’t think it’s a good fit for a war dog series.
So, tell me: do you have a favorite dog book cover? If so, please provide the title of the book and the author’s name–and tell me why you like it.