Best Colors for Book Covers

Color plays a big role in creating the look and feel of any book cover design. The dominant colors in an image influence mood and play a role in creating the contrast necessary to draw attention to the design. In addition to black and white, which work great for copy,... read more

Buying Graphics and Images for Book Covers

If you’re serious about designing your own book covers, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with graphics and images. Thanks to several online resources, you don’t have to be a photographer or graphic designer to add professional images to your book... read more

Graphics and Images for your Book Covers Part 2: Layout

In this article, we’ll discuss layout for book covers that use full bleed images. Book Covers with Foolproof Graphics Images with a full bleed go all the way to the edge of the page (as if to bleed off). Generally, there are two ways to use full-bleed graphics... read more

Type: Contrast & Legibility for Great Book Covers

Though this article is about designing great book covers by improving the appearance of text, it could just as easily have been titled, Thumbnail Appearance for Book Covers. If you’re new to self-publishing, the thumbnail image is the one shown to shoppers at... read more

Book Covers that Get Noticed

Have you ever had the experience, while browsing a display of book covers on Amazon or strolling the aisles of a bookstore, where a book suddenly caught your eye? For no particular reason, you did a double take? For what ever reason, one stood out in the sea of other... read more

Type: Point Size for the Best Book Covers

One of the biggest struggles for those in self-publishing is how to design book covers that use professional looking typeface and font. Because copy often receives less attention on a book cover design than say, a graphic, it’s easy to overlook the importance of... read more

Typeface and Font for Book Covers

If you’ve ever thought, fonts  should make a statement, or Comic Sans is more approachable, or cursive letters make romantic book covers, think again. While the intention is right, the result is usually a book cover that stands out in the wrong way. To avoid this... read more

Your Book Deserves a Great Book Cover

You’ve put your whole heart into your book. But sometimes the options for cover design can leave you feeling deflated. Enter Cover Design Studio where you can choose your own pre-made book cover design template that’s just right for your book. The... read more