This article isn’t about choosing which cover is ‘prettier’ or better-made. We all know when something looks home-made or professional, Christmas-sweater ugly or tastefully elegant. When I say choosing the BEST, then, here’s what I mean: the BEST premade book cover is the one most likely to appeal to the highest number of readers who would be interested in buying your book.
Book Cover Design
Tips, Tricks & Tutorials on Book Cover Design
These articles help authors distinguish between good and bad covers, identify what readers want, and understand genre conventions. If you want to apply the tips and ideas yourself, then go for it! Many self-published authors create their own covers, and get a huge reward from unlocking a new facet of creativity and storytelling.
Whether you plan to outsource your design or buy a premade (from me or anyone else), these articles will still be a huge help. They’ll give you a better understanding of what readers are looking for, how book cover designers meet that need, and what you should be looking for when making design choices.
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