A common cliché among readers is the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Yet it’s a fact that many readers sometimes do as they scan for books in the market. Once they look at your book’s cover design, the overall aesthetics can draw people into reading your work. In this regard, having a great cover design can pretty much help out in reaching a wider readership.
It won’t actually take long to capture the attention of your readers and convince them to buy your work.
When you’ve develop your ideas on a great book cover, hire a professional artist to layout the cover design.
Answer the following:
- Who is your target audience?
- What is your target audience looking for?
- Are they looking for passion, romance, inspiration, power, or knowledge?
These questions will guide you in capturing the imagery, colors, layout, and illustrations to use that will represent what your book is all about. Once you have answered these questions, you will find it easier to visualize the graphic design of your book cover.
Get an inspiration from your narrative.
Theme. Examine the mood of your book closely. Does your book talk about freedom, alienation, survival, isolation, spirituality, or the coming of age?
Genre. Which category does your book belong? Major genres include fiction, nonfiction, crafts and hobbies, religion, and many more.
Characters. Depict your main character’s unique and outstanding trait.
Plot. Make your cover as propulsive as your plot. Focus on a particular point in your story and translate it to a captivating visual interpretation.