Veronica Roth Gives a Go at Cover Design

I think it’s important to put aside a somewhat romanticized view of book writing in which it’s just the author and the pages and sometimes the editor. And the reason I think it’s important is that there are so many people involved in this process– people who work so hard, and who are really indispensable. I mean, every time someone says “oh, did you design the cover?” I try not to laugh, because seriously, if I had designed the Divergent cover it would look like this

In a blog post, Veronica Roth discussing the publishing process, which I agree with her, is a lot more than a reader holding the finished product sees.