The Ghost in the Half Moon Pub

village or town pub or cafe
original photo for this book cover

The designer’s eye
An unpromising image to you might be a great starting point for a creative designer.

This typically shows what can be done with an original image that has unwanted detail or information. The pub name has been taken out (it could be replaced by another name), and the menu board could be treated too. The picture has been cropped, colour balances changed and a new grey base added to carry the title.

This is an image is from my own library and the main typeface is Impact.

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.