An anonymous poster commented on my books over on Konrath's blog today, here is part of her/his commentary:
"The "Unbroken Hearts" series of covers looks slapped together-- the whole series LOOKS like it was done on the cheap. We can see that. Even the author's photo on the Amazon profile is an obvious amateur shot-- stuff in the background, no make-up, weird expression, etc. Take a look at Tina Fey's picture and you'll see what a good authors' photo should look like."
My author photo and book covers can be viewed on my Amazon Author Page.
Is the author photo a deal maker/breaker for you when purchasing a book? In the ebook age, when the book cover isn't staring at you from your coffee table or bookshelf, does it matter so much? Does the cover have a function beyond indicating genre and making the initial sale? Should the author spend big money on cover art?