68 Book Cover Ideas To Inspire Your Next Book

September 26, 2018 - Book Design - 1 Comment

Three typographically-led book covers

You know the mantra: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But that’s easier to say than do. A book's cover is your not-so-secret weapon when it comes to sales and the reader's very first impression of a book. Or, as famed designer Paul Sahre once put it in an interview with Penguin Random House: “On a purely ... read more »


Book Designers or Book Design Templates?

July 7, 2017 - Book Design - 2 Comments

Book Designers or Book Design Templates

The thumbnail size of books on Amazon has prompted many authors to think twice before heavily investing in a professional cover design (where quotes can range from $400 to $2000).
This tendency to cut corners on design has given birth to another possibility in the past few years: pre-made book layout and cover design templates. Is it better to hire a professional book designer, or can you DIY using book design templates? We ran a quick survey among independent authors!


Cover Critique #1 with Mark Ecob

June 27, 2016 - Book Design - 2 Comments

Cover Bootcamp 1 Header Image

We are very excited to bring you the highlights from our first Reedsy Live Chat, which as promised will be a regular feature in the coming months. Every live chat features one professional from the Reedsy marketplace hosting an interactive session that includes among other things free advice on topics like editing, book design, and marketing. We ... read more »