Lessons From a Do-It-Yourself Book Cover Designer by Will Entrekin, how he designed the covers for his first three books, and got an education along the way
Top 10 Tips for Working With A Book Designer including key procedures to follow when evaluating book interior and cover designers
Book Design Case Study: Short Stories by Erika Dreifus. Interior and cover design for a book of sensitive and literary stories featuring Holocaust survivors.
15 Ebook Covers: Success and Failure in the Kindle Store. An examination of some of the top selling books in the Kindle store yields surprises
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction by Sally Fletcher. Music, Healing and Harmony and the design and production process
The Art of Illusion: Creating Book Cover Art for Joanna Penn’s Pentecost. Shows how layers of artwork are combined in Photoshop to create the final art, using gradients and blending methods to achieve atmosphere.
Joanna Penn: Crowdsourcing Your Book Cover Design. On her blog, the author gets her readers to help decide on the final cover design for her novel, Pentecost from among the final group of choices
Self-Publishing Case Study: Inspirational Photography Book, Opening the Gates of the Heart by Carolyn CJ Jones, a study in the design of a photography book and how the elements come together.
Cover Design Tips for Self-Publishers include avoiding white backgrounds, reducing your cover to see if it’s readable, and other practical suggestions, such as avoiding script typefaces, how to find photos to use on your book cover, and a list of resources for self-publishers creating their own book covers.
The cover and interior design of a self-help book by a life coach is shown in sample cover and interior design to follow the design process. Mark Susnow worked for almost a year to bring Dancing on the River into production, and the result shows the work that went into it.