The book’s cover is an important part of a book’s marketability:
- A highly effective cover attracts the specific target audience.
- It can help a book get discovered and drive traffic to the product page.
- The image on the cover plays a significant role in branding an image.
- An appealing cover can renew a reader’s interest in the book between sittings.
Where to Begin?
- Before you publish your book, check out the “Cover Design Checklist.”
- The “Indie Cover Mistakes” and “Cover Art Critics” articles also list several pitfalls.
- Learn how to use color effectively in “The Importance of Color in Cover Design.”
- “The Benefits of a Fantastic Cover: Worth the Cost?” may be helpful if you’re undecided about hiring a cover designer.
- Browse through the free articles to see which topics may interest you, such as why readers judge books by their covers.
Cover Design Checklist
Which Fonts Should You Use?
Finding and Using Stock Photos
Recommendations for Book Covers
How to Remove the Background from an Object in PhotoShop
What Does a Good Cover Do?
The Importance of Color in Cover Design
The Benefits of a Fantastic Cover: Worth the Cost?
The Importance of Facial Expressions for Authors
How to Find and Hire a Cover Artist
What Size Is Best for the Kindle Book Cover?
How to Draw Golf, Silver, Brass…
Feedback on Cover Design
Cover Art Critics
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Indie Cover Mistakes
Book Fashion – Judging a Book’s Clothing
Getting Squeezed (images on the new Author Central page at Amazon)
What’s the Deal with Mannequin Covers?
Challenging How Big the Author’s Name Should Be