8 cover design secrets publishers use to manipulate readers into buying books
From Derek Murphy at Creative INDIE
Indie publishers are slowly coming to realize the importance of an amazing book cover. Since many self-publishing authors are starting out on a very small budget however, homemade, DIY book covers are still a popular choice.
But be forewarned: although book cover designs come in a wide variety, publishers consistently use reliable, time-tested techniques and guidelines to catch your attention and make the sale. You want your cover to be different and unique, but you also want to tick all the right boxes (because they work).
The worst thing an author can do is consider their cover design like a blank canvas and add whatever they want, wherever they want.
So here are the tricks you need to know.
Read the rest, which is quite informative, here.
From Guest Blogger Randall