9 Tips to Better Book Covers

by Patrick Gage Kelley | via Flickr
by Patrick Gage Kelley | via Flickr

The book is done (or almost) and it’s time to think about a cover. Where to begin? For many indie authors, this is a huge challenge.

This blog post from book cover design Joshua Jadon will give you some tips to consider, whether you are doing it yourself or working with a cover design.

From Jadon’s post:

“Your book cover design is what draws people into the story you crafted from only a blank page and an idea. It is likely the image that your readers will most associate with your story, so let’s look at nine ways you can start building the cover design you always wanted.

1. Decide if there’s a central image in your story that could be used.
If you have a recurring symbol or image throughout your story, consider a creative way to incorporate it into the cover. Whatever imagery you thought was profound enough to make it into the pages will be profound enough to grace the front of your book cover….

Read the full article here

Feeling creative? Nothing beats a fresh box of crayons…