How to Make a Book Cover: 25+ Book Cover Design Tips & Book Cover Templates

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When it comes to book cover design, a picture can say a thousand words – literally! The right book cover can catch the eyes of potential readers, sell them a story, and convince them to crack open a book and start reading. But what makes a book cover jump off shelves?

With over a million books now being published every year, readers are spoilt for choice. And with such an overwhelmingly large number of books to choose from, there’s no doubt that we do tend to judge a book by its cover. So, to grab the attention of your audience and ensure the success of the book you’re working with, a unique, professional and thoughtfully considered book cover design is key. 

To find out how to design a book cover that not only draws in your audience but keeps them turning those pages, we’ve compiled these top tips, tricks, and advice from some of the most experienced experts in the industry. Here’s what they had to say… 

1. Read The Book & Research the Market
As designers, we don’t always have the time to read the book in its entirety and we, therefore, rely on what the editor has to say about it. Editors know their books very well, but your perspective on it will always be unique. By reading the book, you can enrich the design with so much more than its summary. It’s also very important to research the market. See what else is being published, and analyze what will make your book distinguishable from the rest. Think about how it will look on a shelf, and what will make it stand out to your target audience.

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