Three

paperback book cover future dystopia
original image for book cover three

When it works – let it be. Some designers want to stamp their mark on everything that passes through their hands. When you a perfect image match for a title, just use it, don’t try to get ‘clever’. This was so perfect for a post apocalyptic title that it needed no tweaking.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Metal Lord. The original photo file came 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.

Not Now

paperback book cover hiding under pillow

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image. The main typeface is Perpetua.

Contact me if this image would be suitable for your novel (title and author changed of course) and if you’d like to use this 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.

The original photo file came from pexels.com. I brightened it and, as you can see, turned it upside down. This image has been widely used.

original image for Not Now

No point

depressing snow landscape

There is no point in travelling,
when you’ve no place to be.
No sense in searching,
when your heart cannot see.
And no doors will unlock,
when you don’t have a key.

There is no point in sowing,
where love cannot grow.
No questions worth asking,
of a life you can’t know.
And no reason for staying
when your heart says go.

There is no point in searching,
with dulled tired eyes.
No use in listening,
when you only hear lies
And no sense in living,
because everything dies.

Return

ebook or paperback cover showing man at lake or reservoir

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image. The main typeface is You Are Loved.

Contact me if this image would be suitable for your novel (title and author changed of course) and if you’d like to use this 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.

The original photo file came from pixels.com and has been widely used on a variety of websites. I have strengthened the colours slightly.

original image for return book cover


Running for Summer

book cover paperback summer field and woman

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image. The main typeface is Celebrate the Day.

Contact me if this image would be suitable for your novel (title and author changed of course) and if you’d like to use this 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.

The original photo file came from unsplash.com and in this variation it won’t have been used. As you can see I went heavy on a yellow overlay.

original image for Running for Summer


Rain

ebook or book cover with girl through rainy glass

This is an imagined book cover, created with two royalty free images. The main typeface is Bembo.

Contact me if this image would be suitable for your novel (title and author changed of course) and if you’d like to use this 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.

The original photos came from pikwizard.com and pixabay.com in this combination they won’t have been used.

two original pics for book cover of Rain


Alone

A crowd of people

A sirens sounds for the daily dance,
a game that is carelessly played.
In covert signs and coded words,
Liaisons are sought, alliances made.

But those who don’t hear, or don’t know the rules,
are lost in this masquerade.

By day they are silent, in the evening alone,
weaving dreams that may never see light.
Mouthing the words of songs they have learned,
while dancing alone, hidden from sight.

Shrouded with empathy, dusted with love,
Trapped in their room, alone at night.