Book Cover Design

As graphic designers, we love book covers and how they reflect the author’s story. It is a part of the book. It’s literally your first impression — it’s the book’s face. Regardless of what kind of book it is, this is the way you’re going to visually preserve it first before you open it. But this doesn’t have much to do with someone buying it. People say that they buy books for their covers. But it’s not a sales tool in the sense of you’re going to buy it because you like that cover. Really, what the cover should do is get you to open the book and start to read it and investigate it. 

Through the use of images, words, typography and color, readers are enticed to know more. A book cover should tell a story before the first page is read.

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