Dark background colors like black or navy blue form book covers that convey a sense of seriousness, suspense or authority.
Pastels such as pale yellow or green soften the look and, therefore, are often suitable for book covers of heartfelt stories and lighter subject-matter.
What makes a great book cover?
A good book cover generates sales
A cover exists primarily to entice potential readers to buy the book. It’s a sales tool. It has to relay information about the book in a way that grabs potential readers and inspires them to investigate further.
What is the best book cover design software?
- Canva. While this list is not in order of preference, we do feel that of all the free book cover makers, Canva is #1.
- Poster My Wall. Another library of book cover templates that you can easily customize to your liking.
- Adobe InDesign.
- Blurb Bookwright.
- Adobe Spark.
- 25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration.
Do book covers matter?
Panties tell a story as do book covers and since we live in a culture that’s obsessed with the visual, the story they tell is instantaneous. Book covers matter. If you don’t have the right book cover, it’s going to be hard to get attention, especially if it’s your first book.
How much does a professional book cover cost?
Personally, I’ve seen prices for book covers range from $20 to upwards of $2000. For a professional looking, well designed book cover (the sort you see in your local book stores and from publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, and Pearson) you should expect to pay $500 to $1200.