BOOK COVER DESIGN
A great book cover can help you sell more books month after month. A bad book cover can stop sales cold. Put your best foot forward as a professional indie author and get a book cover that represents the quality of your book.
A book cover is essentially made up of a background image with text on top of the image. Both can be composed of several layers of images, colors, illustrations, and textures to get the desired look. The end result should be a beautiful book cover that inspires a potential reader to click on your book cover to learn more.
COVER DESIGN TIPS
When readers browse online for their next book, you want them to stop and take notice when they see your book cover thumbnail. Make your book cover just unique enough to capture their attention.
A cover for a romance novel looks very different than a thriller. Make sure your book cover design is true to your genre. If not, you risk missing out on a lot of readers who would love to read your work.
ESTABLISH THE TONE
Some books are funny. Some are serious. Some are scary. Some are silly. The fonts you use, the colors you choose, and the images on your cover will set the tone, or mood, of the book. Choose wisely.
Online, your book will be right next to those published by the big publishers. Your cover needs to look professional. A low-quality book cover with poor design elements is a sure way to kill your sales.
HINT AT STORY
You’re a writer. Words are your thing. But, that doesn’t’ mean you can’t tell a story with your book cover. Think about what’s important in your story and consider that when designing your book cover.
Character is arguably the most important element in your story. So, it’s understandable that you might want to showcase your character on your book cover, if you find the right photo.
Sometimes it’s fun to include something important to your story on your book cover. Maybe it’s a magic wand, or a car, or a tie, or a ring. Think about your story and consider the important elements.
Ebook only is $297.
Ebook and print cover is $397.
Ebook, print cover, and social media image is $450.
Covers for Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, and Nonfiction.