10 Book Cover Designs for Inspiration

Although we say not to judge a book by its cover, we still do.

Book covers are like mini billboard ads. They need to be catchy and memorable. They also need to represent their genres and their stories effectively. With a strong title and a strong design, you can achieve an effective book cover that will make readers want to buy your book and read your story.

If you’re a self-published author getting ready to design or get your book cover designed, here are only a few examples of book covers you can use for inspiration. Pay attention to the elements of each book cover below. As you’ll see, not all successful book covers need to be busy and colorful. Some can be simple but still powerful.

Scroll down and let me know which one makes you stop and look closer.

 

0 Replies to “10 Book Cover Designs for Inspiration”

  1. My reply could change given the day, but tonight I’m liking the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Mostly picked because I would like to hop into that cover a la Mary Poppins paintings and be looking out over that view!

  2. My reply could change given the day, but tonight I’m liking the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Mostly picked because I would like to hop into that cover a la Mary Poppins paintings and be looking out over that view!

    1. Good choices. I still remember a few years ago when I picked up Look Me in the Eye from a bookstore because the cover intrigued me. A few minutes later, I ended up buying it. I think the cover says a lot.

    1. Good choices. I still remember a few years ago when I picked up Look Me in the Eye from a bookstore because the cover intrigued me. A few minutes later, I ended up buying it. I think the cover says a lot.

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