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Book Covers Clichés: topics

As we saw in a previous post, you have to be careful about clichés when designing your cover. We'll see here other examples. About Africa there were especially landscape clichés, but they're not the only kind. There are others more symbolic that maybe we don't even...

Tips for good ebook covers: looking for photos

Photos and images are everywhere on the Internet. Of course you are tempted to pick up any of the thousands of Google or Flickr images. But are you sure all these ones are for free? We could say that 99% they are not. In fact, if you don't have explicit authorization...

Tips for good Ebook covers: photos

Background photos are extremely important when you’re making your cover. Although a cover conveys a mixed message of images, texts and colours, the first impact one reader has is on the photo. So, how to choose a good one? There is a very important rule to follow: be...

Tips for good ebook covers: general rules

Every format has its own characteristics. Apart from the size, to design a cover for a paperback book is quite different than to do it for an ebook. Not only paper-book covers are seen - by all of us - in colors, while on our ebook reader we see them in shades of...

Ebook Cover Size Specifications

Respecting ebook cover size specifications is essential. Unfortunately, many judge books by their covers. Sure enough, research has shown that the impression made by a cover has a direct impact on whether or not the book sells. This is particularly problematic for...

Ebook cover design awards

On a monthly basis, The Book Designer website hosts a competition to give ebook cover design awards. Hundreds of authors submit their work for evaluation every month, suggesting there is something to be said, whether to learn from the success or failings of others or...

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