Not a great book cover design.

Your book cover is one of the most important parts of your book. “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” they say. But, people judge books by their covers all the time.

Getting a unique and attractive book cover can increase your book sales. If it is not done right, your book will draw less attention.

By hiring the services of a professional book cover designer, an outstanding book cover is yours to have.

I am going to be sharing a few tips for working with a book cover designer.

Your genre: You have to know what is expected in your genre or category. You can start by doing research and checking out other books in the same category. Study their book covers and note what is common to many of these covers. Note what strikes you from a design perspective. You can use details to help you determine what you want your book to be like. 

Let your designer know what you want: You have to present your ideas to your designer in the most understandable way. Of course, you already have an idea of how you want your book cover design to be. Relay this idea to your designer as clearly as possible. 

Define your target audience: Who is your intended audience? Is it for kids or youths? Is it for a particular profession? Is it for older people? You need to let your designer know.

High-resolution images: Your book cover should be attractive. The resolution should be at least 300 DPI. Do not settle for less.

Originality: In everything you do with your book cover, you need to be original. Minimize too much design, and cut down on clutter.

You need to discuss the typography you want with your designer, colours, and images. You should also have your book title and subtitle ready. Write out your name for your designer, exactly how you want it to appear on the cover. Share all your ideas with your designer and let them contribute, too. 

One of the advantages of self-publishing is that you can change your book cover whenever you want to, and it can be done quite quickly.

If you ever need a professional book cover designer, we can help you at Ardith Publishing.

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