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.
Shadow and Bone – I love the simple iconographic silhouette, along with the interesting texture in the background and along the edge. The font works well with the genre feel.
Some Asian myth and legend, some romance, some paranormal… strong cover, strong colors, intriguing details.
Irish historical fiction is always up my alley. This one is soft, poignant, and manages to get several details, such as the woman, the older-looking door, the garb, and the ship – without bludgeoning the readers with it because of the overlay pattern and color theme.
Back into historical romance, another lovely cover without a shirtless man. The color scheme of this attracted me as well, as purple is a favorite color. The title seems on the ponderous side, but who am I to argue with a USA Today bestselling author?
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!