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.

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!

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: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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One comment on “Cool Book Covers
  1. Judith Klein says:

    Great covers.


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