Cool Book Covers

Since I design and create my own book covers for my self-published books, I troll through book covers and note really cool ones I find. They might not be ones I’d create myself, nor be applicable to the sort of story I write, but I still admire the craft and impact of the art.

One I came across recently is Killing the Kind by Mikki Noble. It has a lovely composition, nice tension in the image itself, and a strong, limited color palette. It’s listed as paranormal fantasy, so that works with the imagery, though I’d also guess suspense/thriller fantasy.

This one is Victorian Historical Romance. I am not a huge romance fan, and I’m also not enamored of the covers where men have lost their shirts, though I absolutely understand they work great for the genre. This one, however, has some sweet poignancy and I appreciate the subtle details, like the faded London skyscape and the muted colors.

This one is a young adult romantic comedy. While I’m normally not thrilled with script title fonts, this one works. I like the way it interacts with the graphics, and gives motion to the words. Again, the color scheme is limited, and thus strong.

This book cover is just strong and impactful. The graphic says a lot about the genre, YA historical fiction. The font works lovely with the genre and the graphic.

Sometimes I love just seeing all the inspired and inspiring art created by and for authors to promote their books. What is your favorite book cover? Or just a lovely one you’ve come across lately? Share below!

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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2 comments on “Cool Book Covers
  1. I don’t focus too much on book covers – I’ve found it doesn’t often work well for me – but I like the one for Sky Dragons. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sky-dragons-anne-mccaffrey/1105808617?ean=9780345500922

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