Have you ever heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, although that’s true, it doesn’t mean that our book should have a cover that’s not adequate or aesthetically pleasing. When it comes to creating a book cover, there are many things that you need to know, both from the creative aspect and from the technical view of things.
If you are currently in the process of writing your own book, or you simply want to learn more out of curiosity, feel free to continue reading until the end. We’re here to help you understand everything when it comes to finding the best cover for your book, so let’s take a look.
Why is a book cover important?
First of all, a book cover is there to help the customers see what they’re purchasing. The main thing that you see on a well-designed cover is the name of the book, and usually, a picture that’s related to the content. Besides that, under the name of the book, we have the name of the author as well since that’s one of the most important things. We need to know who wrote the book right?
As for the backside of the cover, usually, the author includes a brief description of the book, something like a “teaser” text or an “elevator pitch” as some people would call it. As a conclusion, a book cover is important for providing the required information that would interest the reader, but that’s not all.
A quality book cover will attract more
Just like we mentioned earlier, a book cover should visually remind of what the book is about. For example, if you’re trying to promote a scary thriller or horror book, the cover should be designed in such a manner that when a person looks at it they immediately know that it’s a book with a darker theme. This means using darker colors, scarier fonts for the name and maybe a picture of something that’s significant in the entire story. Feel free to click here if you want to see a few examples.
What else is important for a book cover?
Depending on what you’re trying to achieve with the cover, you can adapt it for your cause. If your book is all about mysteries and things of that nature, maybe your cover should be mysterious as well. For example, only the author’s name and the name of the book should be included, and the rest of the cover can be left out with no extra information. This is something that will intrigue the readers to finish your book and try to find out what it is about.
Instead of being able to read the content on the back page of the cover, they will have to purchase the book and find out for themselves. This is just one of the examples where a well-thought book cover can increase sales indirectly.
Feel free to adapt and change the design as much as you want, but remember to stick to some of the “rules” such as the name of the book being well-visible on front, etc. You don’t want to make it way too complicated so that readers can’t decipher what they’re looking at.