August 26, 2013 by Mod
Consider the below mock-up covers. All the exact same image. Very different books. from left to right I’m thinking traditional romance, mystery/crime, chick lit (maybe YA), horror and literary (Maybe NA).
Just goes to show, cover design is more than just slapping a title onto an image you like. Image manipulation and typography play a huge role in defining your book and its genre – helping you find readers are looking for your type of book.
Cover designers are experts in knowing the messages that different design decisions can send and will help guide you to a cover that perfectly expresses YOUR unique book.
Any of the pre-made covers on this site can be altered to tweak the genre/message. If you find one you like, get in touch and we can talk.