No Time for Sorrow

book or paperback cover with couple in old town
original image for No Time for Sorrow

Cropping changes everything. What started as an image on a sunny day with no sense of mystery changes when you cut out the blue sky. The whole feel becomes more threatening with a sense of the couple being observed from behind closed curtains. The modern signpost on the right could easily be removed for a more period novel, but the couple could be straight out of the 1930s as they are.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Latin Extra Condensed. The photos is from pexels.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.

Children of the Sea

ebook or paperback cover mediterranean sea scape and fishing boat
original picture of Soller for the book cover

I wanted to create a mediterranean, ‘romantic’ feel to this cover. The title could so easily be misinterpreted as monster children emerging from the ocean and I was trying to connect it to children of fishermen growing up in a carefree existence before the reality of earning a living interfered with their dreams.

I added the border to take it a little bit back in time (in design terms) and to focus the attention on the light that persists in a coastal location.

The original photo file came from my own photo library (it was taken in winter at Peurto Soller on the less tourist influenced coast of northern Majorca. The main typeface is ITC Souvenir.

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.


Negative

negative image of couple at roadside for book cover
original image used for this book cover

It’s all in the title
Sometimes the title of a novel almost dictates the visual treatment you use. In this case it was obvious that a negative of a relevant scene would immediately create intrigue.

You’re always hoping that your cover will catch someone’s eye and make them pick up your book without an explanation of plot or genre. The cover is your first 5 second pitch at getting a new reader.

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.

This is a photo file which came from my own image library (it is actually my parents in the mid 1930s, taken by my father using a clockwork time release mechanism and a Rolleicord camera), the main typeface is Wade Sans Light.

My Family Cried

paperback book cover edwardian street scene

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image (somewhat retouched). The main typeface is Panther.

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 pxhere.com. Because it’s a postcard image I de-screened it and touched out some of the unwanted detail and added more sky.

original image for my family cried

The Necklace

paperback book cover old fashioned photo

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image. 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 photo file came from morguefile.com. I gave more depth to the shadow areas of this image and added old fashioned photo corners.

original image for the necklace

September Song

book cover of girl and her uncle, piggyback in countryside

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

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 image file came from pixabay.com. I have cropped and totally changed the colour of this image. You may prefer the original colours.

original image for september song

Secret Paths

book jacket showing old American street

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

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 image file came from freeimages.com and a quick image search on Google shows that it has only been used a few times. I deleted some detail I didn’t want, added more sky and brought out shadow detail.

original image for secret paths