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Book Cover Design

5 Things Every Author Needs to Understand about Book Cover Design

Brooke Warner | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

We all know that books are, in fact, judged by their covers. Because of this, and because the marketplace is so crazy competitive, your cover can make or break your book.

20 Beautiful Book Cover Designs To Swoon Over

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books

If you're not into judging books by their covers, you can check out our Best Books of 2014 list, which promises to assess titles based on content rath...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison K Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.

My Journey From Book Cover Model To Author

Elizabeth May | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Elizabeth May

I used to pick up books off the shelves in stores and stare at the models on the covers. I imagined my own work on the shelf, too -- books with my name on them. I never thought I would be sitting on the shelf as a book cover model.

Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Cover Me, Baby!

Christiana Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Christiana Miller

If the cover intrigues potential readers, they'll read the product description and the sample pages. And that's where you'll hook them. From there, if your book lives up to the promise the cover made, your reader will make the journey from interested stranger to avid fan.

A Book and Its Cover

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Until the publication of my first novel, I'd never consciously thought about the importance of cover design. But the graphic artist's crucial role in the novel's production (and possible success) became apparent. The artist's talent was vitally important to the commercial viability of the novel.

Check Out These Amazing New Covers For Classic Horror Novels

Posted 10.03.2013 | Books

The following is part of Huffington Post Books' series, Under the Covers, where we interview book cover designers about their work on particular proje...

'The Waste Land' Gets An Awesome New Cover

Posted 10.03.2013 | Books

Under the Covers is an ongoing feature in which we interview cover designers about their work. For this post, we interviewed designer Jamie Keenan abo...

Under The Covers: Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' Paperback

Posted 09.06.2013 | Books

Under the Covers is an ongoing series in which we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work, and ask them to share unused d...

IMAGES: 7 Stunning Cover Redesigns Of 'Lolita'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt fromLolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design, edited by John Bertram and Yuri Leving...

Most Misleading Book Cover Ever?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Books

The latest edition of Flowers in the Attic came out a few years ago, published by Pocket Books. It was a reprint of a popular story first published in...

50 Best Book Covers Of 2012

Posted 06.27.2013 | Books

Design Observer just announced the best book covers of 2012. How do they pick these, you ask? Well, a 35-person advisory board nominates worthy bo...

Under The Covers: Stephen King's 'Joyland'

Posted 06.07.2013 | Books

Under the Covers is an ongoing series where we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work. For this feature, we interviewed ...

IMAGES: New Covers For Classic Books

Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

Some of the greatest books in literature are now available in the public domain - yet the public domain editions are often poorly designed, with autom...

IMAGES: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers?

Posted 05.09.2013 | Books

Yesterday, author Maureen Johnson had a great idea. She tweeted "I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, "Please put a non-girly cover...

Under The Covers: 'The End Of The World In Breslau'

Posted 05.01.2013 | Books

In our ongoing series Under the Covers, we talk to the designers behind some of the most striking book covers about their inspirations and the stories...

Under The Covers: 'Love Water Memory'

Posted 04.01.2013 | Books

Love Water Memory ($26, Gallery Books) is a moving read, reflected beautifully in Laywan Kwan's cover design. As part of our series Under The Covers, ...

PHOTOS: New 'Wizard Of Oz' Edition Offers Fresh Take On Classic

Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

We recently interview Michael Sieben about his cover art and illustrations for Harper Design's new edition of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of ...

Under The Covers: 'Pieces Of Light'

Posted 03.15.2013 | Books

We interviewed Pete Dyer about his cover art design for Charles Fernyhough's book Pieces of Light for our ongoing series Under the Covers. : In you...

Under The Covers: 'Little Known Facts'

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books

As part of Under the Covers, our occasional series on book cover design (formerly known as Rejected Covers), we talked via email to Natalie Slocum, co...

PHOTOS: These Truman Capote Reissues Are Awesome

Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

Random House's Modern Library came out with a new series reissues for some of Truman Capote's classic works. We talked to the designer, Eric White, to...

PHOTOS: 18 Weirdest Sex Book Covers

Rebecca Joines Schinsky | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Because the way to feel less disgusting after a fall into this kind of internet rabbit hole is to share your findings with others. Here we go!

The Book Trend That NEEDS To Stop

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.01.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

I think that while the cliche "Don't judge a book by its cover" is well-intentioned and may certainly be true when referring to people, it is bullsh*t when referring to actual books.

PHOTOS: Penguin Civic Classic Book Covers, Inspiration Behind Design

Posted 01.23.2013 | Books

We recently interviewed the Penguin Civics Classics book cover series designer Gregg Kulick about his design choices and inspiration. In your own ...

PHOTOS: Penguin's Beautiful Drop Cap Classics

Posted 12.18.2012 | Books

Paul Buckley is the VP Executive Creative Director and designed Penguin's Drop Cap Classics series with Jessica Hische In your own words, what is t...