Anatomy of the perfect book cover design

Sure, you’ll hire a graphic designer, but you are in control of your book cover – front, back and spine – so make it superb!

You can’t judge a book by its cover. And yet, most people do, most of the time. If you want your book to sell, it had better have a well-thought-out, carefully designed cover. Let’s look at how to design the perfect book cover, one part at a time.

Front cover

The most important element on the cover is the front cover image. That is what people will see first. That is what will catch people’s eyes. Make sure the image looks good life-sized, but also that it shows up clearly in miniature when people shop online. That calls for a fairly simple picture. [Read more…]