Okay, they might not be completely handmade, but they all have a personalized, handmade quality to them. It might not be the most professional business decision for your ebook, but I love the idea that something so technological can still speak to us on this level. Even when the artwork is amateurish, there's still a charm to it, especially when contrasted with the template-driven book covers that seem to dominate the independent market.
So, here it is! A celebration of covers. :)
Would you ever consider drawing your own book cover? Or, having a friend draw your book cover? Do you like the way they look, or are you more drawn to photographs and graphic art? I think so much is changing so quickly, that anything human and tangible in the book world elicits an emotional response from me. That might be why I admire this kind of cover. At the same time, I don't know if it is a choice I would make for my own work. Guess I'm already too entrenched in the digital world.