Readers do judge books by their covers. It’s difficult to judge our covers, but we can use split testing data to find the cover our readers will like best.
We’re all think that we know enough to delve into areas of book publishing where we truly have no business. One of those areas, most often, is cover design.
Book cover design never stands still. The purpose of a book cover is to catch the eye, attract readers and make a particular book stand out on the shelves.
Dave Chesson explains that the best book covers are more than just attractive adornments to the books we love. They also offer ideas and inspiration we can use to guide our own work.
Nothing can replace the experience of reading a print book. The smell, the paper feel, and even the book cover design all contribute that little something extra that ebooks — despite their best intentions — fall short on.
Who should self-published authors turn to for guidance and feedback when it comes to giving away free books and book covers?
Annual review of the winners of the e-Book Cover Design Awards for 2015.
Book Cover Design Behind the Scenes by Dane Low shows behind the scenes of a book cover design through the entire process from photo selection, photo manipulation, font choice to the completed concept.
5 Keys to Book Cover Success by Judy Probus offers tips to self-published authors for success book cover design.
Self-Publishing: The Scenic Route by Eileen Goudge describes a traditionally published author’s transition to self-publishing for her latest book.