Designing a book cover for today’s Internet marketing
If you’re self-publishing a book, you need a cover design that not only attracts the eye, creates intrigue, and reflects something about your story, it needs to work well on the Internet.
Most book covers look all right at the size displayed on the pages devoted to the book by Amazon.com and the Barnes & Noble’s bookseller website. That’s not too tough a test, even though one example design below fails.
But the real test comes if you publish a Kindle edition. You can create a signature that includes your covers for your posts to the Kindle Boards (a valuable marketing opportunity), and there’s a serious size limitation. Here’s my signature: