Book Cover Design

Want a behind the scenes look at an amazing job that requires a lot of savvy?

I don’t know about you, but often times, I’ll pick up a book based on the cover alone. After reading the flap copy or the first few paragraphs, I’ll make a decision on whether or not to purchase. But the cover is usually what grabs me – if I haven’t heard anything by word of mouth.

Agent Kristin Nelson posted a video last week on the making of the cover for BLAMELESS—Gail Carriger’s third book in the Alexia Tarabotti Parasol Protectorate Series.

Watch closely to see how the designers caught a mistake.

4 Responses to “Book Cover Design”

  1. Jody Hedlund

    Hi Kristin,

    I did a post a few weeks ago about how my book cover was designed! The entire process was incredibly fascinating! They hired a model, did a photo shoot, and the whole sheebang!

    BTW, I also have five children! Love your profile description!

  2. Kimberly Stuart

    Fascinating! And a killer marketing move to get all those views of the cover in under two minutes. 🙂

    p.s. Regarding junk drawers: people like Marc and Jesse are not allowed to weigh in. They have their own issues. And your drawers don't even count! The objects within are CONNECTED BY FUNCTION! Until you are stashing toothpaste and Nemo Band-Aids with metric rulers and a feather collection, your sweet husband has not an argument to stand on. 🙂

  3. Clara Gillow Clark

    Wow! So fascinating. And I always thought an artist painted a picture and the art director put the name and title on it to complete the jacket. Times have changed.