This month we’re discussing covers. I look forward to hearing what people have to say.A cover is important marketing tool in selling a book. It’s usually what gets a reader to pick up the book, or check it out on line. Then the read the back cover, or blurb.
A great book might not sell if it has a bad cover.
A cover needs good graphics and eye-catching font.
If doing it yourself be careful of font and stock images.
It should show what the genre of the book is – horror or romance.
Minimal, or less is more, helps focus on the author’s name and title.
If you choose to design your own, research other covers in your genre. What common elements do they have in common?Obtain good images.
Aim for simple and elegant.
Me – I pay someone to design the cover for my book.What about you? If you design your own, do you have tips for us?