I'm not entirely sure whether there is a thread about this already, since I checked the forums but couldn't really think of how to phase the question to find it if has been asked before. But anyway, this is something I have been wondering. To what extent do authors typically get to influence things like cover designs, typesetting, font etc. I'm obviously not talking about the big name writers who could just about demand the entire book be written in 24pt, triple spaced, center aligned, cyan comic sans and they would still have publisher tripping over each other to oblige. I mean just the average authors or first timers. Of course I'm not asking about whether people have complete control over such matters, but do authors typically get to make reasonable suggestions about stuff like typeface or cover art? Or is that the type of thing you get absolutely no say in?