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Book Cover Art Gallery

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

To Catch a Falling Star book cover, by Madli S

Designer: Madli S

Vow book cover, by Alejandro Colucci

Designer: Alejandro Colucci

Eve Archer book cover, by Candice Broersma

Designer: Candice Broersma

The Terrorist book cover, by Hampton Lamoureux

Designer: Hampton Lamoureux

The Big Shot Trader book cover, by Driss Chaoui

Designer: Driss Chaoui

Question Mark: The Freshman Experience book cover, by Matt Davies

Designer: Matt Davies

Henry Knows Best book cover, by Denise Turu

Designer: Denise Turu

Uncertain Justice book cover, by Nejc Planinšek

Designer: Nejc Planinšek

Emergence book cover, by Hampton Lamoureux

Designer: Hampton Lamoureux

Model Village book cover, by Nejc Planinšek

Designer: Nejc Planinšek

Luna's Walk During April Showers book cover, by Aline Bruniere

Designer: Aline Bruniere

MOFETTE JONES vs. CYRUS BECK book cover, by Joe Montgomery

Designer: Joe Montgomery

The Storm, The Calm and The Growing book cover, by Nejc Planinšek

Designer: Nejc Planinšek

In the Joshua Sea  book cover, by Barış Şehri

Designer: Barış Şehri

Beyond the Border book cover, by Owen Gent

Designer: Owen Gent

Stand Out Start Up book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

The Fruit You'll Never See book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

The Case of the Missing Cheese book cover, by Caitlin B. Alexander

Designer: Caitlin B. Alexander

Blue Van Winkle book cover, by Hugh Cowling

Designer: Hugh Cowling

Gingered book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

The Ghosts of Time book cover, by Jesus Fernandez

Designer: Jesus Fernandez

Secret Stars book cover, by Erin Kirk

Designer: Erin Kirk

The Chancer book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

Dreamer's Folly book cover, by Alejandro Colucci

Designer: Alejandro Colucci

Yours in Amsterdam book cover, by My Lan Khuc

Designer: My Lan Khuc

Where The Stars Hide book cover, by Madli S.

Designer: Madli S.

I Had to Break Me book cover, by Nuno Moreira

Designer: Nuno Moreira

A Cold Night for Alligators book cover, by Nuno Moreira

Designer: Nuno Moreira

$ix Figure Tradesman book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

Toska book cover, by Danna Mathias Steele

Designer: Danna Mathias Steele

The Tears of Apphat book cover, by Arjan van Woensel

Designer: Arjan van Woensel

Beyond The Moon book cover, by Vanessa Mendozzi

Designer: Vanessa Mendozzi

Enough book cover, by Euan Monaghan

Designer: Euan Monaghan

Foster Poems book cover, by Eva Polakovicova

Designer: Eva Polakovicova

Cautionary Tales book cover, by Patricia Moffett

Designer: Patricia Moffett

The Fool and the Magician book cover, by Betty Martinez

Designer: Betty Martinez

Aqua Paws book cover, by Stella Mongodi

Designer: Stella Mongodi

The Climate Crisis book cover, by Jonas Peres

Designer: Jonas Peres

Aya and the Alphas book cover, by Betty Martinez

Designer: Betty Martinez

All My Colors book cover, by Kelsey Marshalsey

Designer: Kelsey Marshalsey

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Why is cover art so important?

Beyond all the clichés, book cover art plays an increasingly vital role in modern-day bookselling. As the majority of readers now find their books online, any book’s cover design must quickly attract their attention by standing out, communicating the book’s content and tone, and demonstrating its production quality. 

This last point is especially important with independent publishing. Readers prefer to buy professionally made books, and a rough-around-the-edges cover design may suggest otherwise — even if your manuscript is compelling and incredibly well written. This is why it is important to have a cover that reflects the quality of your work. 

What are the benefits of professionally designed book covers?

Getting a professional book designer to work on your cover art isn’t just about making it look nice. It’s also about making sure that it is 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.

A professional cover will also boost the book salability. 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.

How do I find the right designer for me?

On Reedsy Marketplace, you can search for cover designers who specialize in your genre and niche. Review their galleries to gauge their style and compatibility with your work. Once you've shortlisted a few designers, send them your brief with your book details, design preferences, examples, budget, and timeline. For more tips on how to write an effective cover design brief, check out this post

Once you receive some collaboration offers, choose the designer you feel more inspired and excited to work with. Remember to start your search and send briefs well in advance of publication, as designers' schedules fill up quickly. This proactive approach will ensure you have ample time for the design process. 

How much should I expect to pay? 

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.

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

 

Further reading:

  • 🎨 Book Design: Everything You Need to Make a Stunning Book (Click here)

  • 🖼️ The Elements of a Book Cover: A Deeper Dive (Click here)

  • 🖌️ 30 Amazing Children's Book Illustrators (and How to Hire Them) (Click here)

  • 🐲 Book Illustration: 25 Beautiful Examples (Click here)

  • 🔠 10 Brilliant Fonts for Your Book Layout (Click here)

  • 📸 20 Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites to Source a Book Cover Picture (Click here)

  • 📏 Book Cover Sizes: What are the Right Dimensions for Your Design? (Click here)

  • 📖 How to Build a Book Back Cover in 5 Simple Steps (Click here)

  • 💻 Book Cover Design Software: The Best Paid and Free DIY Apps (Click here)

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