Recommended Read: Book Covers That Connect with Readers

A novel can take a few years to write (if you’re lucky). By the time your book is ready for a cover, it can be tempting to rush through this step. But your book’s cover is just as important as the story inside—especially during those critical few seconds when a purchasing decision is made—which is why…

via How to Create a Book Cover That Connects with Readers — Writer Unboxed

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For a quick read today, take a peek at Erika Liodice’s piece on designing book covers over at Writer Unboxed. One of the first things that struck me about Erika’s cover was the kerning, the spacing between letters in her title. It appears to me that her designer set the letters in “Empty Arms” farther apart than usual, adding white space and echoing the concept of “emptiness” her book was attempting to convey.


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