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How Your Book Cover Gets a 10-10

May 25, 2014

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A good book cover design stays on message, pleases the eye and provokes a strong emotional response. A good book cover design stays on message, pleases the eye and provokes a strong emotional response.

While I am no expert in book cover design, as an avid reader my point-of-purchase opinion counts. This is my favorite book cover and it appears on one of the best war books I have ever read and reviewed. It is written by  a colleague in the Media Club of Ottawa who encouraged me to found a weekly community newspaper — but she has been dead since 2002. My Memorial Weekend blog honors her memory.

The cover designer has limited tools to work with but a good cover, packed with emotion and information,  can have an awesome impact. You the author have to judge whether you’re getting your money’s worth.

Here is why I like this one so much:

Overall It Is Strong and Elegant

  • It has unity
  • Everything on the cover strikes the theme of patriotism and…

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  1. Cover are so important as the introduction to the book !

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