Here are a few things I get asked a lot:
So, how did you make your cover?
Do you get to pick your cover?
Why don’t authors get to make their own cover?
But I already have an idea for my cover, why should I change for the publisher?
But I’ve already designed my cover, isn’t that a good thing?
And a lot of the time I explain that, no, the author doesn’t have a lot of control, and that while I got really lucky working with Zest (they asked Miranda and I for a lot of input while we worked on the cover), many authors I know don’t have any say at all. Most authors might get to give feedback, or give suggestions, but it’s ultimately up to the publisher what goes on the cover of your book.