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21st Century Book Cover Design by A. Michael Shumate
 

 

Most books, whether physical or ebooks, are bought online now. Therefore, the first cover that most customers see is only about 165 pixels high. That means that the way covers are designed must change to meet that reality.

Learn why book cover design must be different now
Discover the Seven Deadly Sins of Book Cover Design
Unchanging and immutable principles for traditional and indie publishers alike
Design covers that promote more sales

 

Table of Contents
• Evolution of Book Covers
• Fundamental Design Principles
• Fundamental Illustration Principles
Seven Deadly Sins
of Book Cover Design

• #1: Poor Contrast
• #2: Busy Backgrounds
• #3: Wimpy Type
• #4: Inept Type
• #5: Complexity
• #6: Poor Use of Space
• #7: Poor Imagery
• Word to Publishers,
Traditional and Indie

 
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