21st Century Book Cover Design

21st Century Book Cover Design

by A. Michael Shumate

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Overview

Between 75 to 80% of all books are sold online, whether they are hardback, paperback or digital. That means the first cover a customer is likely to see is going to be about 160 pixels tall or smaller. That, in turn, means that some design techniques that used to work are no longer viable. Learn the 21st Century approach to book cover design because people do judge a book by its cover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780973933383
Publisher: Elfstone Press
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.19(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Evolution of Book Covers

Chapter 2: Fundamental Design Principles

Chapter 3: Fundamental Illustration Principles

Chapter 4: Seven Deadly Sins of Book Cover Design

Chapter 5: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #1: Poor Contrast

Chapter 6: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #2: Busy Backgrounds

Chapter 7: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #3: Wimpy Type

Chapter 8: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #4: Inept Type

Chapter 9: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #5: Complexity

Chapter 10: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #6: Poor Use of Space

Chapter 11: Deadly Sin of Book Cover Design #7: Poor Imagery

Chapter 12: Word to Publishers, Traditional and Indie

Appendix: Covers of A. Michael Shumate

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