First, it's time to accept that you're not a designer. Whatever graphic design work you've done doesn't prepare you to design a cover for your book or anyone else's book, so don't think that it does. Stuart has designed hundreds of covers and his work speaks for itself. I often go to his website just to see his latest designs and have actually considered writing a specific novel for the sole purpose of using a particular cover of his.
In this book Bache explains why a good cover is so important, and reveals some of the tips, tricks, and (more importantly) design philosophies that help him produce such outstanding work. Unless you've designed hundreds of covers I guarantee there are dozens of things you don't even realize you don't know. Bache explains many of these things, but also provides basic technical advise like which design programs to use, which fonts look best with which genres, and where to find images.
Your best bet will always be to hire a professional designer to do your cover. This book is valuable for that, too! Bache explains how to provide information to your designer so you're sure that you're expressing your needs, how to handle the back-and-forth as you settle on a design.
Whether you want to try to do your cover on your own, or you're having a designer do the work for you, this book is a must-have if you're serious about producing professional work that looks great.
- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: Books Covered Ltd (25 June 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1916419801
- ISBN-13: 978-1916419803
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)