• By bukovero on 14 October 2016

    Do you often hear “don’t judge book by its cover”? The truth is, people are not very good in following this advice. This is one of the basics reasons for investing in a professional book cover.  Read the rest of the post to find out what benefits can be expected from the book cover designed…

  • By bukovero on 30 September 2016

    Today I want to present you a quick and easy trick for making more “natural” metal text effect. This technique could prove really useful while making medival or fantasy book cover. Tutorial is intented for people with a basic Photoshop skills. Let’s start! Choosing font This techinque work best with bold fonts. Try to choose…

  • By bukovero on 19 September 2016

    In the last post I was analyzing the covers of the fifteen best-selling books from Barnes & Noble to distinguish some trends or common characteristics among them. Today I will try to see if similar trends rule on the covers of the self-published books. To get a representative sample, I took a look at 15…

  • By bukovero on 28 July 2016

    Today I would like to analyze the covers of the fifteen best-selling books from Barnes & Noble to see if it is possible to distinguish some trends or common characteristics among them. This knowledge may prove useful for people designing their own cover, but it could also help me to create designs that could rival…

  • By bukovero on 7 October 2015

    … unfortunately only a click bait title ;). This is just a quick post about a little project I did for fun. While preparing the post about covers for book series I was wondering if I can replicate the look to fake a new book cover in the series. I managed to create two: “Moonlight”…

  • By bukovero on 7 September 2015

    In the last post I’ve shown how to create an easy Kindle ebook cover. However, the results of this simple technique depend heavily on the quality of the used photo. There are plenty of websites with high-quality stock images that you can purchase, but what if your total budget for the cover equals $0.00? Luckily,…

  • By bukovero on 28 August 2015

    As a professional designer, I understand that sometimes authors want to publish a small book that does not bring enough profit to justify buying the professional cover. I strongly believe that a good cover increases the chance of successful sales, so in this post I want to show you how to create a very simple…

  • By bukovero on 13 August 2015

    More and more authors write their novels in the series. This approach allows them to gain regular readers, increase visibility, facilitate marketing and promotional activities. That is why it is so important to have a smart cover design for that kind of books. The reader should be able to recognize books which come from the same…

  • By bukovero on 3 August 2015

    Human brains process pictures faster than words. A beautiful, clear, professional cover catches the potential reader’s attention and helps them instantly know if the book is for them. A strong design appeals to feelings and emotions, possessing the ability to intrigue and attract readers. Quick look at some of the last year fiction best sellers’…