Current Book Cover Design Trends For Inspiration

By on November 19, 2019

As writers, we all know how important it is to have a great book cover. As much as we’d like to believe the old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ unfortunately, most people do. That’s why, when it comes to finding the perfect cover design for your story, it’s essential to know what’s trending and likely to catch a person’s eye. 

So what are some of the most on-trend and fashionable designs this year? Let’s take a look at some of them:

Typography that stands out

When it comes to choosing your typography, you need to find something that is bold, impactful, and allows readers to understand quickly and easily what kind of book yours is. You can say a lot with the type of lettering that you choose, and in 2019 there is a significant shift towards selecting the boldest typography possible as doing so immediately creates drama and demands attention. 

Minimalism

Another great way to ensure that your book cover looks fresh, exciting, and contemporary is to go for a completely minimalist look. Doing so really makes a statement and insists that the readers pick up the book to find out more about what’s inside. The minimalist book cover design is a bold choice, but one that can work well for brave authors. By reducing fuss and complication, you block out noise, and the reader can focus on the title and a simple singular image (or even no image at all). When so many book covers are so cluttered, this really can make a difference. 

Arty, hand-drawn styles

Another book cover style that’s becoming increasingly popular is the inclusion of lots of handwritten and hand-drawn elements giving the cover an arty, creative vibe. Lots of books use photographic images on their covers. However, the artistic look is taking over and is an excellent way of making your book stand out from the crowd. 

A retro vibe

Want to demonstrate that you are in the know with the latest book cover trends? Well, then you might need to look to the past for inspiration. Giving your book cover a retro feel could be just what’s needed to make yours be the one that reader’s notice. Vintage designs are making a comeback, and those book covers that embrace more muted tones, and simpler designs are ones that are making a massive impact.

Remember, you can always relaunch your book with a new cover if sales aren’t high, so don’t think that it’s too late if you aren’t happy with your design. So if you want to get on board with some of the most impactful and current designs this year, use the above list as a handy guide to ensure that your book cover is one that reader’s notice!

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About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

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