I found this image and liked the anonymous nature of the photography of people. It would have worked for so many books I’ve read that are city based. Especially those reflecting the loneliness with someone living in a city and surrounded by millions of strangers.
I cropped the original picture and lightened the bottom half. Partly this was to give this well-used picture a fresh ‘look’, but also to make room for a legible book title.
Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.
Short of an idea for your novel? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.
This is an imagined book cover and the main typeface is Arcitectura. The original photo file came from pixabay.com.