People generally do judge a book by its cover! Your book cover is your best marketing tool and is essential to your book’s success. Covers should be engaging and target your niche audience. A strong cover design is the entry point that invites a reader to step inside. Once inside, the page layout, typography and images all work in support of your story.
Self-published memoir by first-time author. Cover images: the author as a young man; a sepia tone skyline of Hungary and an American flag in the foreground.
A memoir by Mary Elizabeth Moloney. Project included design through final art and assistance with title setup.
Elizabeth, a memoir. The author met me at St. Louis Publishers Association and asked for her with her book. She provided the cover illustration.
This book cover concept was presented to the author, but was not used. I liked it more than the finished book cover. Oh well!
The author provided the custom illustration for the cover. Additional decorative graphic elements were added to a light tinted background.