I have done quite a lot of work on this image, as you can see, to produce a dark, but haunting, cover design. The photograph was layered and various filters applied. Even the title interacts with the image, which you can do with shorter titles and simple images.
I might even write a novel myself based on this cover – I like it that much.
This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Helvetica Extra Bold. The original photo file came from pxhere.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.