How do you illustrate a book cover?
How to design a book cover in 7 steps
- Find inspiration and ideas for your cover.
- Choose your cover design software.
- Find free images or use Shutterstock.
- Decide on your cover’s dimensions.
- Get your typography right.
- Make sure you export the correct files.
- Test your designs.
What makes a bad book cover?
This happens when an author’s personal preferences influence the design too much. Instead of designing a cover that fits your genre needs, an author sometimes wants a particular color or visual element on the cover that doesn’t fit the genre or is just a plain bad design choice.
Do authors choose their book covers?
Writers on the Reality of Book Covers. No matter how the saying goes, we all judge books by their covers. As readers, we tend to forget that the author may be the brand behind their novel but they may not necessarily choose the book cover that represents them.
What a book cover should include?
The essential elements of a front cover include title and author name. Optional elements include the subtitle (if there is one) and photos, background images or graphics.