The Basics of a Book Cover. Christine Keleny CKBooks Publishing. What’s Important. A Cover should represent: - The Spirit of the story - The Tone of the story - The Time period the story is set in A Cover Must Appear Professionally Done. Aspect of a Cover. Choosing Color (s)
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A Cover should represent:
- The Spirit of the story
- The Tone of the story
- The Time period the story is set in
A Cover Must Appear Professionally Done
Take a guess about the story on this one.The architecture tells you location and her clothes tells you approximate time but…(Also – way too busy, two many typefaces and hard to read title font. Generally simpler is better.)
Good examples of use of color:- Red depicting conflict- Brown depicting strength- Nice use of the smoke to make the title stand out more
Good examples of image and design:- It’s about repeating something- Nice negative (open) space- Simple design- Nice color contrast- Example of use of margins
- Nice negative space- Nice colors- Text is a touch hard to read- Style doesn’t tell you the real time period- Base tells you location (maybe) but is it needed?
-Title is small - Font style hard to read and unsure if it tells you about the time period(Full color is nice idea but each book in the series in another color so might get into trouble later if there are a lot of series)