How book cover design contest works

1 Fill Design

Fill Out Your Design Brief and Post a Project

Describe Your Business, Answer A Few Simple Questions And Choose How Much You'd Like To Pay.

2 Fill Design

Dozens of Designers Compete For Your Business

Receive Dozens of designs made exclusively for you, provide feedback and get as many revisions as you want.

3 Fill Design

Pick The Favorite, Get Complete Ownership And Download High Quality Files

Choose the design you love the most, get all the source files and complete copyright and ownership of the design.

GET A STUNNING BOOK COVER DESIGN THAT WILL ENTICE BUYERS

Books are a source of stories of our lives and all sorts of information. But the first condition for a book to be read is that it is picked from bookshelves. There is plenty of reading material available everywhere and many books are lined up for potential readers in bookshops and online stores. So, how will you draw their attention to your book? The answer is that you have a stunning book cover design.

People are drawn to eye-catching visuals, which stimulate the brain and evoke different emotions. This is what book cover designs do to entice the book lovers. When they see the cover design, they get hints of a story and message through multiple colors, colorful fonts, images, symbols etc. If the cover is aesthetically created, it even has an intellectual appeal for the readers. So, not only your book cover maker but also your book cover designer are equally important to make your book look visually appealing.

When it comes to creating the covers, you can try using book cover template to design the cover on your own. It is a quick way to have a customized cover. It is also a cost-effective solution, especially for the new authors. Just select your colors, fonts, images, title and other elements using the template, and have the cover ready in minutes.

However, templates are not always the best option when you need a sophisticated design to express your complex book theme. Instead, when looking for amazing book cover design ideas, it is better to let experienced designers do the job for you.  They know how to create enticing book covers that convey your theme and communicate with your target readers. Take advantage of their expertise.

So, explore our professional book cover designers and work closely with them to design a cover that compels your readers to turn the pages

Some of our Top Book cover Designers

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Geopherae 42 projects completed
The book cover design was delivered in a professional manner with a commitment to deadlines and a focus on customer expectation. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
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Natalie Design 45 projects completed
She very quickly came to grips with what I was trying to achieve and found a way to ‘visualise’ that in an exciting and appropriate application of my less than completely formed ideas.
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Sombalsambel 55 projects completed
After a frustrating search for a graphic designer I was relieved to find him because his portfolio showed him to be a clear cut above the rest in his artistic abilities and because the quality of his book cover template design also distanced him from his peers.
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Shmith.inemine 60 projects completed
Working with him proved that in addition to his creativity, his professionalism is also impressive. He quickly understood how i want cover design, and was great about communicating his thinking and progress in a very timely manner.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF A BOOK COVER DESIGN

How to design a book cover?

A reader of a book first takes a good look at its cover to get some hints about the content inside. A book cover can even entice you to buy it if its design tells a story that you are interested in. The cover later becomes an identity of a book. In fact, there are iconic cover designs that continued to be an identity of those books for many decades. Such creative works evoke the right emotions from people. But how to design a book cover that attracts and compels us to buy?

To design a stunning cover, consider some key points. Know if the author is new or an established brand. Take into account the genre such as sci-fi, horror, romance etc. Also, find out beforehand where will be the book sold. If it is to be sold on Amazon or any other online platform, its cover will be shown in a thumbnail size. So, the text will be much larger. Know the printer’s needs as well. Choose graphics and fonts carefully and strategically. And, do not forget to get feedback on the cover you created. You must also be aware of book cover design trends of 2018 to get some inspirational ideas.

Important factors of book cover design

Book covers have the potential to draw people’s attention towards content inside. If a cover is impressive due to its ability to convey a message or to arise curiosity, customers will show their buying interest. It is because of the power of the cover that publishers pay utmost attention to the designing aspect. However, as a designer and even as a publisher or author, you should be aware of different aspects of the cover design. 

But you should consider several aspects of designing a book cover. Prior to designing, find out if the author is a renowned personality or a new name. If an author is a well-known name, his/her name will be the most important design element on the cover. Category of content such as science fiction, entertainment, literature, sports etc also matters a lot when designing. Moreover, consider if the book will be sold through physical bookstores or online platforms. There are some key important factors of book cover design that you must consider beforehand. But pay attention also to the printer’s specific needs, format, graphics, and budget.

How to use design to sell more books?

Books are a dependable source of information and education on a variety of topics. But a book needs to be sold in great numbers so that its author and publisher can recover the cost and earn more. While a book cover maker decides the size and shape of the book and binds it in a style, a book cover design makes the book visually impressive for the potential buyers. A book cover design plays a key role in selling more copies of any book. It draws the attention of book lovers from many books stacked in a store or a library.

To enable your book cover design to sell your book, know that the design itself is the key. Pick typeface, colors, images, symbols, slogan, and other elements with a strategy in mind. The overall intention of the design should be to entice people by giving them some exciting hints of what is there to read inside the cover. Make sure that the hints are subtle. So, create a design that is simple and unique so that everyone can understand it at first glance. These are some of the considerations on how to use design to sell more books.

Frequently Asked Question's

Our designers would provide you with files that can be used for printer or for online publishing platform or for both. File format provided are- .ai, .psd, .pdf, .png, .jpg in which the print files are in CMYK color mode and online publishing files are in RGB color mode. You would also get the full ownership of the design.
Yes, it is important that you have many ideas of book cover designs. The ideas will help you write a precise design brief for your designers with a lot of details. For book cover design inspiration, explore our collection at Designhill. These book covers created by our community of talented designers are brilliant examples of what goes in creating the covers.

To provide a detailed design brief, you must be aware of what specifics make the front and back covers of your book. The front cover has a book title, author’s name, tabline, imagery, etc. The back cover includes a quote, author’s biography, and an ISBN number.

It would be good if you give a precise brief with specific design needs so that the designers create a perfect book cover. So, know its different aspects first.
Preferably the book's title, author's name, tagline, imagery and a quote appears on front cover of the book.
On the back cover of paperback book, one has a short promotional summary of the book and author bio.
At the time of posting your contest, you can buy additional design categories and thus create it as a custom combo package. e.g. you can get book cover & brochure design in a combo pack.
You can talk to our customer support team for more information about it.
While we are 100% sure that if you select any package you would definitely get a design that meets your need. Selecting a higher package ensures that top designers take part in your contest. These designers would have a great depth of experience in book cover design and as such would bring fresh perspective and would also need less guidance from your side.
Of course. We offer full legal copyright of the design to you once you have selected a winning design.
No hidden terms. We offer 100% Money Back Guarantee on your book cover design contest. But the offer comes with certain conditions.

You can get the refund only if you ask for it within 60 days of making the payment towards the contest.
The offer is not open for the contests that feature a guaranteed prize for the designers.
The offer will also not be applicable to the contests where a winner has been awarded.

If you do not find the design entries satisfactory, we can help you get better results. We can help you rewrite your design brief and re-open your project. Just send us an email at support@designhill.com or have a live chat with us to guide you get what you want from your contest.
By making the contest private you can make your book cover design brief confidential. Making a contest private means that no designer can see a contest unless they sign a non-disclosure agreement(NDA). Also, it restricts the web crawler to crawl the page and therefore your design brief does not appears in search page.
Visit the site on which you want to publish your book and there you can find a spine width calculator to get your book's spine width. If you haven't decided the publisher yet you can still use any spine width calculator to get the spine width.

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