You are getting very sleepy…
No wait, wake up! I want you to read my book, not take a nap… What am I doing wrong?
This is something all authors should be asking themselves when it comes to one crucial thing: COVER DESIGN. Today is Hypnotism Day, so let’s take a page from the hypnotist’s book and learn how to draw people in, but instead of using a swinging pocket watch, we’ll be using our book covers.
BookRix has a series called “Publishing Tips and Tricks” and there is one that was written specifically to help authors improve their cover art. Just remember, books with high quality covers sell twice as much – which means that a great cover will double your readership.
And as you probably know, there are helpful resources for covers at BookRix: the Art Writers group has several discussion threads specifically related to cover design, including some tutorials (for Picasa, Paint, Gimp, and Sumopaint) and some examples of simple, yet effective covers that you could create at home. The Art Writers group is also the place to show off your creations or request help from other artists/writers.
There are so many wonderful online sources to get ideas about what you’re doing wrong (and right) with your book cover design. Click HERE to see the 2012 eBook Cover Design Awards by The Book Designer. Also, check out some of the best from 2012 at Book Page and Pinterest. You can also check out the best cover art at BookRix featured in our monthly Cover Art albums. Get inspired!
Here are some great covers that were previously featured on BookRix: