Designing Your Own Book Covers

This is a holding page for a new series of articles and videos on how to design your own book cover for self-published authors (or designers who are new to this type of project). It is designed to be a basic-level course on how to get started and how to avoid covers which will detract from your book.

How To Design Your Own Book Covers

  1. Getting Started: Tools
  2. Know Your Competition: Research
  3. Making A Template
  4. Choosing Stock
  5. Composition


Older Articles

This was a series that I did on book cover design: what I ask, what to expect during the entire process, and information on formats and sizes if you wish to have a go at your own covers.