Home / Tag Archives: book cover design

Tag Archives: book cover design

Self-Publishing Starter Kit

Self-Publishing Starter Kit

We get a lot of questions here from writers just beginning to self-publish who have little to no idea about the process. They’re all asking about the most basic nuts and bolts: how do I self-publish? We’ve gathered together the best services currently running (and have been running for a while) to publish a book quickly and professionally. There’s still ... Read More »

Designing a Book Cover with 99Designs

an end to the means leland

Though 99Designs has had mixed reviews of their logo design service, the book cover wing has a good track record. JC Leland was the e-Book Cover Design Award Winner for June 2012 in Fiction at the Book Designer blog using a 99Designs cover. The author captions: ““I ran a design contest at 99designs.com to develop the cover art for my ... Read More »

What Sells a Book?


Book covers I’ve often seen independent authors posting a series of cover images online and asking people to choose their favourite; or they might ask a handful of friends what cover they’d buy. Choosing a book cover with either method doesn’t make a lot of sense. I have been telling my family I’m going to paint my bedroom for the ... Read More »

Chandler Book Design Review


Amazon Titles – N/A (Bespoke Book Designer & Printer) Chandler Book Design is based in Norfolk, England. Their core business is book design, but they offer authors intending to self-publish several different book service solutions. They do not support an on line bookstore of their own, but their main homepage does feature some of their recently published titles. However, these ... Read More »

Book Cover Design An Important Marketing Tool


Book covers are important marketing tools for publishers. It’s difficult to gauge actual sales made on cover design alone, but there have been numerous anecdotal stories from major publishers that clearly demonstrate the impact a strong cover design can have. Penguin discovered the power of the cover in the late ’90s when the company hired several graphic artists to design ... Read More »