Cover and Book Designer Rebecca Finkel of F+P Design offers 5 essential book design tips for busy authors:
1. Have your book professionally edited before embarking on design. It will save headaches down the line.
2. Hire a professional cover/book designer. Let me focus on what I do best, book design, to make your book look it’s best.
3. Carry some element from the cover to the interior. It makes the book more sophisticated and interesting.
4. Decide early …
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How does a Christian book cover depict a dream…the desire, longing, hope for a child?
That was my artistic challenge after Lorilyn Roberts asked me to redesign the book cover for “Children of Dreams.” First published in 2009, it is the true story of how God restored and fulfilled Lorilyn’ s dream of having children even after her husband abandoned her for his pregnant girlfriend.
My first step was to think of the readers. What kind of image would they identify with?
I know …
Lorilyn Roberts came to me with a book cover re-design project and her current book cover was not all that bad. I think I mentioned that the font was kind of “masculine” (Meaning boxy and dated) and she mentioned that the girl on the front needed some hair AND some CLOTHING so she didn’t look naked.
I didn’t find much magic in the image but there was still something about what WAS there that created interest so …