Entries by Trixie

Quick Cover Design Critique: Smothered

Today’s Quick Cover Design Critique     Designer: Book Baby Cost: $100-$500 According the designers at Shelfbuzz, here are the main issues: Mismatch with Genre To read more and for an explanation of these issues, please visit our master list of cover design mistakes. Comments: This is a professionally-designed cover, but the swirling vortex illustartion […]

Quick Cover Critique: Stained River

Today’s Quick Cover Design Critique     Designer: CreateSpace Cost: $500-$1000 According the designers at Shelfbuzz, here are the main issues: Unprofessional Photo Low Contrast Color Choices To read more and for an explanation of these issues, please visit our master list of cover design mistakes. Comments: The typography for this cover is fine, although […]

Konrath Breaks New Ground with Animated Covers

Well-known author and indie publishing poster boy Joe Konrath has innovated again. This time in the area of ebook cover design with these eye-catching animated covers by Konrath’s cover designer Carl Graves.   In the words of Mr. Konrath: It’s no secret that people judge books by their covers. The cover is the first thing […]