What should your Kindle book cover say?
Book cover trends have been heading towards a more minimalist approach for years but the explosion of the e-book market made this pared-back style a prerequisite rather than a design movement. Publishers have to keep their Kindle book covers simple in order to grab an audience’s attention with a minuscule thumbnail image.
Text Centric Design
Designing the perfect e-book cover is about striking the right balance. There is certain information that must be included, such as, the title and author’s name. Many e-books also add a sub-title but this will depend on the available space. Keep this in the ‘maybe’ pile until close to the end.
Focusing on the words is a pretty sensible tactic to take when creating a Kindle book cover. By dedicating the majority of the space to these essential elements you’ll be able to write the title and name in a large font size making it legible for even the most nimble-fingered of scrollers. Kindle book covers with words boldly emblazoned across them demand a second glance.
Use Color to Attract
Clever use of color is another effective way to make sure your Kindle book cover ends up at the check-out. Bringing bright color into text-centric e-books will work to strengthen the impact of the words. Bold shades against a block black or white will make the title and author’s name pop. Another option is to have vivid complementary or even contrasting colors for a youthful and contemporary Kindle book cover.
Most text-centric Kindle book covers incorporate some kind of illustration or graphic, whether that means a background pattern or a specific icon is a personal choice. The main function of a Kindle book cover, or indeed any book cover, is to somehow represent or sum up the story within. Pluck a significant element from the book that will translate into an effective image, for example, a weapon or a spray of blood would be perfect on a violent thriller just as hearts or hands would work well on a romance novel.
But really the possibilities are endless with Design Wizard. You have access to over 1 million images and graphics as well as the choice of using the ‘upload’ button which brings your own photographs into the picture.
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