Charles Ardai, founder and editor of Hard Case Crime, shares his love of a great book cover, especially in the day of pulp fiction. Ardai works with the best painters in the world to come up with the best images to convey the concept of the books.
Book design is an art and a skill. One key component of any good book design is the notion of cover hierarchy. Read on to learn what that is and how can you build it into your cover's designbook design, front cover.
Stephen Langford, author and producer of the television show "Family Matters," defines what makes a great book cover, including the importance of capturing the reader's attention and how the genre will impact the cover style.