The Poet and the Painter

book cover or paperback cover of lighthouse on clear day
original image of lighthouse for book cover

Strengthening colours is sometimes beneficial. In this case it was a beautifully simple image but the colour was washed out. I overlaid two versions and added a blue filter to the top half of the sky to bring it to life and give that gently graduated tone in the top half of the image.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Garamond Narrow. The original image 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.

Dunes

book cover design based on beach dunes
original image for the book cover dunes

Colours don’t have to always be bold and bright to grab the attention and space can positively for you. Non designers tend to try to fill every last pixel with something, but ‘negative’ space as on this design can positively draw the eye to it.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Bodoni (a very old-fashioned style). The original image is from picwizard.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.


Adrift

paperback cover design adrift

This is an imagined book cover, created with a royalty free image (retouched to remove lots of seaweed). The main typeface is Staccato 222.

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.

Tide Times

paperback ebook cover woman and night sea

There are thousands of royalty free photographs and illustrations available online. This is an imagined book cover, created from one of more of those images.

Contact me if this image and typographic style would be suitable for your novel and if you’d like me to design an ebook or full paperback cover based on this concept. Costs vary depending on whether it’s a ebook or full paperback covers but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.

Short of an idea for your novel – browse these imagined book covers for ideas.

Low Tide

paperback ebook cover harbour sunrise low tide

There are thousands of royalty free photographs and illustrations available online. This is an imagined book cover, created from one of more of those images.

Contact me if this image and typographic style would be suitable for your novel and if you’d like me to design an ebook or full paperback cover based on this concept. Costs vary depending on whether it’s a ebook or full paperback covers but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.

Short of an idea for your novel – browse these imagined book covers for ideas.