How to design a book cover. When my designer sent me 5 options for my Berlin thriller “Blood Summit”, I asked my readers. Results were clear.
I honestly couldn’t decide which was best.
After some to and fro, we were left with five mock-ups. To help me make up my mind, I invited readers of this blog – who include many of my most loyal readers – for their views. Here are the five options that went into the final round:
Which would make you want to buy the book, or find out more? I invited people either to leave a comment; to use the “contact me” panel; or, if they had my e-mail already, to write to me direct. I urged them to bear in mind that the chosen image would appear in tiny postage-stamp size on Amazon, so clarity at that scale was important.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to design a book cover. If you would like to have a look at my writing, my most recent books are: my blackly comic Seven Hotel Stories, Blood Summit and Corona Crime – a thriller for a world in the grip of coronavirus.
All the cover designs are by Creative Covers.