Book Cover Art Gallery

Looking for design inspiration? Check out this collection of book cover art designed by professionals on Reedsy.

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Toska book cover, by Danna Mathias Steele
The Tears of Apphat book cover, by Arjan van Woensel
Beyond The Moon book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi
Enough book cover, by Euan Monaghan
Foster Poems book cover, by Eva Polakovicova
Cautionary Tales book cover, by Patricia Moffett
The Fool and the Magician book cover, by Betty Martinez
Aqua Paws book cover, by Stella Mongodi
The Climate Crisis book cover, by Jonas Peres
Aya and the Alphas book cover, by Betty Martinez
All My Colors book cover, by Kelsey Marshalsey
How To Be Alone book cover, by Sarah Lahay (née Beaudin)
THE ONE WE LEFT BEHIND book cover, by Taylor Barron
Awoken book cover, by Richard Ljoenes
The Wood and The Trees book cover, by Mark Thomas
The End Of Nobility book cover, by Xavier Comas
Be Like The Moon book cover, by Xavier Comas

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Confessions of a Kamikaze Geisha book cover, by Rafael Andres
Where The Blackbirds Rise book cover, by Dion MBD
Struck Inside Out book cover, by Richard Ljoenes
The Test For Time book cover, by Devin Watson
The 38 Impossible Loves of Naoko Nishizawa book cover, by Caitlin B. Alexander
America Together in 2024 book cover, by Richard Ljoenes
Gitmo and Back Again book cover, by Caitlin B. Alexander
Diary of a Heretic book cover, by Rafael Andres
All Good Quests book cover, by Devin Watson
A Thousand Miles to Santiago book cover, by Andy Bridge
Bibi Blundermuss and the Tree Across the Cosmos book cover, by Devin Watson
Cigars With Stalin book cover, by Liam Relph
Island of Gold book cover, by Patrick Knowles
Otis Has a Bad Day book cover, by Stella Mongodi
Rieden Reece and the Final Flower  book cover, by Kim Dingwall
The Salvation Equation book cover, by Mark Karis
Quick Bright Things book cover, by David Provolo
Gut Fix book cover, by Michael Rehder
Rapture of the Deep book cover, by Nuno Moreira
Aspiring Mama book cover, by Victoria Heath Silk
The Great Deception book cover, by Rafael Andres
Summer's Snow book cover, by Angela Rizza
What You Meant to Me book cover, by Lynn Andreozzi
Letting It All Go book cover, by Stella Mongodi
A Teacher's Cookbook book cover, by Morgane Leoni
How To Surive A Throat Punch book cover, by Devin Watson
Eamon in the Library book cover, by Eoin Ryan
Beyond Pain book cover, by Christian Rafetto
Earthly Bodies book cover, by Marta Brinchi Giusti
Daughters of Men book cover, by Nada Backovic
The Anxiety Lie book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi
With a Whistle in the Dark book cover, by Nuno Moreira
The Big Prince book cover, by caterina baldi
The Island book cover, by Jake Clark
Boost  book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi
Journey To The Heartland book cover, by Andy Bridge
His Mother’s Son book cover, by Jason Arias
Hollis book cover, by Raúl Lázaro
The Big Yank (Splash!) book cover, by Anne Glenn
The Hope Seed book cover, by Stella Mongodi
Murder Between the Tides book cover, by Patrick Knowles
Deadly Keyholes book cover, by Matt Davies
Chosen To Coach book cover, by Christian Rafetto
The Pain Habit book cover, by George Stevens
Annabel Pickering and the Sky Pirates: The Fantastical Contraption book cover, by Isabelle Arné
Dear God, Have You Lost Faith in Me? book cover, by Asya Blue
The Invisible Body book cover, by Mark Swan
Hardship and Bliss book cover, by Mia Marie Overgaard
Elucia's Garden book cover, by Xavier Comas
The Mess Monster book cover, by Nicholas Child
Runaways book cover, by Caroline Teagle Johnson
This is You, This is Me book cover, by Jason Anscomb
A Powerful Prayer Approach book cover, by Steve Kuhn
Only Dead Fish Go With The Flow book cover, by Peter Selgin
Jumping on the Drips book cover, by Euan Monaghan
Southland Academy for Supernatural Youth book cover, by Diego Alcalá
The World, Silently Spinning book cover, by Matthew Revert
Windfall: A Henry Lysyk Mystery book cover, by Jamie Keenan
Begin Again book cover, by Danna Mathias
Black Flowers book cover, by Vince Haig
Utopia PR  book cover, by Bailey McGinn
Edge of Light book cover, by Rafael Andres
Concord book cover, by Peter Selgin
Takakush book cover, by Kim Dingwall
Kong Boys book cover, by Xavier Comas
Hidden book cover, by Lena Yang
Meredith book cover, by Daniel Benneworth-Gray
Into The Glorious Unknown book cover, by Annemieke Beemster Leverenz
You Can See More From Up Here book cover, by Jason Anscomb
Hidden Beneath the Pines book cover, by Dan Van Oss
The Vicar Takes A Wife book cover, by Patrick Knowles
Messy Bed Messy Head book cover, by Stephanie Hannus
The Angriest Angel book cover, by Caroline Teagle Johnson
The Detective book cover, by Hampton Lamoureux
Demon's Den book cover, by Dan Van Oss
The Orangutan Rescue Gang book cover, by Steve Mead
The Multiplier's Mindset book cover, by Jonathan Lewis
The Warbird book cover, by Caroline Teagle Johnson
The Nine Principles of Agile Planning book cover, by Peter Selgin
The Order of Nature book cover, by David Provolo
Out of the Night book cover, by Mark Thomas
Out of Time: An Armour Black Mystery book cover, by Vince Haig
The Waiting Room book cover, by Erik Peterson

Why is cover art so important?

Beyond all the clichés, book cover art plays an increasingly vital role in modern-day bookselling. With a majority of passionate readers now finding their books online, any book’s cover art must quickly attract their attention by standing out, communicating the book’s content and tone, and demonstrating its ‘production value’ — that is, to show the reader that they are looking at a professional-grade book.

This last point is especially important with independent publishing. When a reader considers whether to read a book, they tend to weigh up the potential costs: not just the financial cost of buying a book, but the time investment of reading it as well. A rough-around-the-edges cover design may suggest to some readers that little care has gone into the writing — which is usually not the case.

What are the other benefits of nicely designed book cover art?

Getting a professional book designer to work on your cover art isn’t just about making it look nice (though that’s important too, don’t get us wrong). It’s also about making sure that it’s fit for the market. The book designers at Reedsy have years of traditional publishing experience in their respective genres — they have an understanding of the prevailing trends and can help you create a book cover that signals the kind of book you’re publishing while also offering something new.

The ideal result is for casual browsers to be able to look at your cover art and immediately know what sort of book it is.

Will professional book cover art actually help me sell more copies?

There are many elements that factor into a reader’s purchase — but by and large, the answer is yes. Reedsy recently ran an experiment where we asked our professional designers to rebrand existing indie books. Using A/B testing with Facebook ads, we pitted the new covers against the original non-professional ones and found that the new designs could attract over 50% more interest from readers.

With Reedsy Discovery, where an author’s aim is to attract the interest of prospective reviewers and readers in order to get exposure, this bump that a professional cover offers can be immense.

What should I look for in a professional designer?

The three main factors in picking a designer are genre, budget, and taste.

Even if a designer has a 10-page-long resume, bestselling clients, and impeccable technique — if they don’t have experience in your genre, there’s no guarantee that they’ll deliver you the most appropriate design. If you are searching on Reedsy, you can filter your results by genre.

For your budget, it’s good to consider the level of experience that your designer brings to the table. The rule of thumb is that the more experienced your designer is (and the more prestigious authors they’ve worked with), the higher you can expect their quotes to be. To find out how much you can expect their services to cost, check out this post.

And of course, the final aspect to consider is taste: do you genuinely love their work? On each designer’s profile on Reedsy, you can browse through their portfolio and see the work that they’ve chosen to share. This will give you a good idea of their unique sensibilities. Ultimately, if you’re paying for cover art, you don’t want it to be something you grudgingly accept: you want it to be something you love.

Browse through Reedsy’s hand-picked community of book cover designers and ask for a free quote today.

Reedsy | Book Cover Designer | 2022-07

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