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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

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Whether a book is self-published or traditionally published, the cover art is considered a separate piece of intellectual property from the book itself. But because self-publishing gives an author more options and responsibilities when creating a cover design, dealing with the laws governing image copyrights can be a little trickier. Self-Publishing Relief is here to… 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 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

Finding The Right Stock Artwork For Your Self-Published Book Cover Design | Self-Publishing Relief

Finding The Right Stock Artwork For Your Self-Published Book Cover Design | Self-Publishing Relief

When it comes to cover art design, stock artwork (aka images created for licensing to anybody who needs them for commercial or private purposes) can be a self-published writer’s best friend. Because stock art isn’t created for one particular customer, it can be relatively inexpensive. It’s easy to download from the Internet, easy to sort… Continue Reading

Get Your Book Cover Art On Pinterest, Instagram, And Tumblr

Get Your Book Cover Art On Pinterest, Instagram, And Tumblr

Your book cover art is your most powerful point-of-purchase marketing tool at bookstores and in online retailers—but that’s not the end of your book cover’s sales potential! Your book cover art can also be used on social media to boost sales and build your following. Because Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr all focus on the visual… Continue Reading

How To Design A Book Cover To Boost Sales

How To Design A Book Cover To Boost Sales

Book covers can sometimes be more memorable than books themselves—The Great Gatsby’s first edition cover featuring an original painting by Francis Cugat comes to mind. The power that book covers have over consumers cannot be ignored, which is why one must put the utmost care into creating or selecting a cover for his or her… Continue Reading

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