June – Book Cover Month
June is Book Cover Month at The Writer’s Chatroom. On Wednesday we talked about A Clockwork Orange. The conversation centered around a post entitled The best book covers of all time: 50 coolest book covers on a Website called ShortList. Sunday we are having a look at What Makes a Good Book Cover.
Sunday’s Topic is from Business of Illustration an article called What Makes a Good Book Cover.
There are a million book covers out there—some amazing, some not so much. What separates the heroes from the zeroes and how can you create a book cover that achieves its goals and gets people talking? In this post, I’ll explain what makes a compelling book cover and how you can improve your cover illustration game.Business of Illustration
- A good book cover generates sales
- It communicates a variety of things
- The genre
- The audience
- The tone
- What the book is about
- Integration of type and art
- Would you pick this up?
Creating a successful book cover takes a lot of work. But if you can approach it from a buyer’s perspective that will help immensely. After all, the cover is ultimately a sales tool. By remembering it’s goal, addressing the audience, and crafting something unique and immediate that stands apart in the marketplace, you can greatly improve your covers.Business of Illustration