The lightness of romance
Not an unbreakable rule, but thrillers and murder mysteries have dark covers, romances have light covers. I turned this image back up the right way, lightened it a lot and used a blue filter to bring it into the sunshine. It makes a perfect beach romance cover – or maybe something else.
This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Helvetica Thin. The original photo file is from unsplash.com.
Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.
If you need a cover for your new novel or if you’re short of an idea for a plot? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.