Over the years at Fat Cat Art Studio, we have seen a dramatic increase in the self-publishing of books. It has been a thrill to partner with many local (and out of state) authors, speakers and publishers to create their book covers. Over time, we have developed resources in the publishing industry and expertise in creating book covers that get the right kind of attention.
As you know, the cover is the first thing you see. You want to have a simple, eye-catching image that catches their attention. Also these days, we need to keep in mind, it will most likely be seen as a small image online as a thumbnail version of the actual cover. It is the most important aspect of marketing your book.
Sadly, people won’t download a sample of your book if the cover isn’t enticing. As an author, you most likely don’t have the skills needed to create a great book cover. This is one area you don’t want to skimp on if you are serious about selling some books.
A well-designed cover is the first assurance the reader has that the book is of a high quality, both in content and delivery. Bad covers, with pixelated images, watermarks, sloppy formatting, suggests that the interior will be equally poor. The reader will be less forgiving of types than they would of what appears to be more professional work.
Great cover designs need to engage the reader by grabbing their attention, suggesting the tone and style of the work, and showcasing the quality of the book itself. It is a daunting task for the designer to visually undertake, but one we take very seriously at Fat Cat Art Studio. We understand that the cover is without doubt, the biggest determining factor in the sales and success for a book.