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The Latest Cover Design Trend: Minimalist Book Cover Art | Self-Publishing Relief

The Latest Cover Design Trend: Minimalist Book Cover Art | Self-Publishing Relief

From self-published books, to traditionally published new releases, and even to reimagined covers of literary classics, cover art is trending toward minimalist design. And while it may seem simplistic, this design trend can be very powerful and effectively capture the mood of the book: serious, comedic, terrifying, romantic, and everything in between. The cover design… Continue Reading

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

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

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

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book can be just as challenging as writing one. You have countless decisions to make about the book cover, back-cover blurb, book formats, metadata, and promotion. Choosing to self-publish your book means that you have to sink or swim as a one-person publishing house! And if this is your first time (or even… Continue Reading

Cover Art Slip-Ups That Can Hurt Your Book Sales

Cover Art Slip-Ups That Can Hurt Your Book Sales

With all the new self-published books on the market today, it’s not surprising to run across a few cringe-worthy book covers. Some DIY authors opt to design their own book covers—and it shows in the results. Others hire graphic designers without knowing the difference between real cover artists and overconfident wannabes. Your book’s cover is… Continue Reading

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