Category Archives: Book Cover Design

4 Signs You Might Need An Updated Cover For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief 

4 Signs You Might Need An Updated Cover For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief 

As a self-published author, you know your book’s cover is your most important point-of-sale marketing tool. A good cover design is key to the success of your book. But how do you know if and when a redesign is necessary? Self-Publishing Relief has identified four signs that you might need to update your cover. Does… Continue Reading

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Cozy Mystery Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Cozy Mystery Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re self-publishing your book, it’s no mystery that your cover design can make or break your book sales. And the best way to grab the attention of your audience and boost sales is to use cover design trends that are easily identified with your genre. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that cozy mystery novels… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re self-publishing a horror novel, there are certain design elements your readers will expect to see in your cover art. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the right cover art for a horror novel will both attract and terrify your reader—and get them to pull out their wallets and buy your book! Here are… Continue Reading

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

Despite the popular saying, most people DO judge a book by its cover. So your self-published book cover is your last, best opportunity to attract the attention of potential readers, give them insight about the contents of your book, and close the sale. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the selling points of your book… Continue Reading

5 Tips For Including Images In A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Tips For Including Images In A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know there are many types of books that benefit greatly by having interior images: Children’s books, cookbooks, reference books, coffee table books, and graphic novels are just a few. Most novels and short story collections just don’t need pictures. And if you include color images in a self-published book, it directly… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Poetry Collections | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Poetry Collections | Self-Publishing Relief

Poetry collections are unlike any other type of book, because they appeal to the reader on an entirely different emotional and intellectual level. Poetry can almost be described as an “art form” of the written word—so readers will expect poetry book covers to reflect that unique spirit. There are so many directions you can take… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Mystery/Thriller Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Mystery/Thriller Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re ready to self-publish your mystery or thriller, it’s important to choose your cover art wisely. Your book cover is your ultimate point-of-purchase sales pitch for your book, so you want to be sure it appeals to and entices your potential readers! Typical mystery/thriller genre covers often feature blood splatter, magnifying glasses, dense fog,… Continue Reading

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

With so many new authors self-publishing romantic novels, Self-Publishing Relief has noticed that cover art design trends have become so much more than the bodice-ripping Fabio fad of the ’80s. In the indie romance industry, a book cover can make or break your sales. So it’s important that you accurately reflect the correct subgenre for… Continue Reading

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