A book cover draws your attention first. According to a blog on Writer’s Digest, there are dos and dont’s (Well. More don’ts, apparently) for an effective book cover.
DO: Use a font for the title that is big and easy to read.
DON’T: forget to review a thumbnail version of the book cover
DON’T: use Comic Sans or Papyrus font! Or have more than two font types
DON’T: use the author’s own/child’s artwork or allow the author to design their own cover
DON’T: use tacky clip art
DON’T: stick any image in a box
DON’T: use gradients or unlovely color combos
Now, glancing through our collection, one would have to assume that not all publishers know the above dos and don’ts or perhaps choose to ignore them. Regardless, below are the covers in our collection that I find most appealing and illicit my curiosity about the book (admittedly, I’m a bit picky and a sucker for a fabulous photo). Same for you? (If you could like to know more about the book, simply click on the image)
Care to request any?
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo