Our book covers must not sucketh.
But how do we make covers that blow readers away?
You don’t have to know how to make a cover to recognize a good one, but it helps to be guided in the principles of solid design by experts. Fortunately, I know a couple people whose art and instruction are incredibly helpful to authors and publishers.
Regular readers know my covers are magically manifested by Kit Foster of KitFosterDesign.com. Incredibly, Kit won another non-fiction design award for the second month in a row.
His previous winner was this little guide to Vine marketing by someone or other:
How deliciously self-serving.
Congratulations to Kit, of course. Make sure you read all the comments on Joel’s site to cram all that good art learnin’ inside your brain box.
- Judging a Book by its Cover (aussieownedandread.com)
- Ebooks: What makes a great cover? What makes a bad one? (chazzwrites.com)
- 33 Wonderful Fan-Designed Covers for Famous Novels (flavorwire.com)
- Amazon is Now Beta Testing an Automated Cover Generator for Kindle eBooks (the-digital-reader.com)