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We have a two-fer! I like both these strong covers for the same book. They both adhere to a strong, simple color scheme, iconic imagery, and incorporate the title with the background. For the first cover, it took me a

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More book cover & critiques!

Symbol day! Covers with simpler iconography or a symbol rather than people. Even though this has many elements, there is a lot of great strength in this imagery. The strong central symbol is reminiscent of a sun in eclipse, and

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How about some strong women on our covers today? I’m a fan of interesting frame details, so this definitely caught my eye. The book is a retelling of the Aladdin tale, so it definitely fits the story. A hint of

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Today is blue and purple day! Simple, haunting, and asking questions. I don’t think it even needs the ‘A gripping psychological mystery’ at the bottom, because all of that is evident in the single smoking, melting candle and the tag

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Lets go dark today! Interesting tagline with ‘James Patterson presents’ – I’m guessing this is one of the writers he has helping him with his own books striking out on their own? Regardless, the addition is gold for marketing. It’s

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Today is fire tones day! I’ve seen Lorna Peel’s covers before, and they’re always lovely. This one is full of Regency vibes, with that lovely house. The title font is wonderful – just a bit of scroll, but not so

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Today is blue and purple day! This is lovely, full of Young Adult Fantasy feels. The font is fancy but is big enough and high enough contrast not to be lost. I would have liked more contrast in general, but

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More book cover critiques! I’ve got a green and gold theme going this week. I love all things filigree, and done right, it can make a striking, whimsical cover. This one does that, while giving place (Paris) without overwhelming. Simple

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More cool book covers

More book cover critiques! This cover has lovely art, very evocative and intriguing. The simple font works well, especially with the delightful dagger as the T in Agatha. Red is the primary color here, except for her blue eyes, which

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Cool Book Covers

More book cover critiques! This one is all warmth and intrigue. Reds, golds, and yellows imply luxury. The detailed design and the skyline indicate this is a novel set in east Asia. I love the line that draws the eye

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Cool Book Covers

I’m back with some more book covers I admire! This one is nicely wicked (as per the title). Limited color scheme really highlights the red, which might be ink, but more likely blood. The rustic font and color treatment on

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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

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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

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