The Best Free Book Cover Makers (and a Few Paid Ones)

September 6, 2019 - Book Design - 7 Comments

7 resources to make your own book cover

We always advise authors get their book covers professionally designed — an excellent cover is a crucial part of publishing success. However, if you’re set on designing your own cover and willing to put in the legwork to learning a new skill, here are some resources you might consider.


25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration

April 8, 2019 - Book Design - Leave your thoughts

25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration

We all remember the signature illustrations of our childhood reads: the wild scribbles of Quentin Blake, the gentle watercolors of Beatrix Potter, the simple line drawings of Shel Silverstein, and so on. Indeed, many book illustrations become indelibly linked to the stories they depict. And they’re not just limited to picture books! Many works of ... read more »


How to Choose the Right Book Cover Dimensions

October 30, 2018 - Book Design - 4 Comments

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When we talk about book cover design, we often talk about the color palette, typography and use of images. What we rarely mention are the dimensions of the cover. After all, it’s usually determined by the book’s trim size. That, or it’s seemingly inconsequential, as most new independent authors rely on ebook sales anyhow, where ... read more »