Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Talks- Cover Design

This is a Goodreads group started by Janie and Janelle. Here is the group if you would like to join Tuesday Talks. This weeks topic is what you look for in book covers so here goes; 

Simplicity: by this I mean a book that has one simple image and that is all. For example: 

I like how this cover has one symbol. Its not to over down and it has gold!! Super pretty and intriguing in my opinion.

This cover is not everyone cup of tea which I understand but I love the simplicity of the crown with blood. 

Flowers: I do not know why I love flowers so much on book covers because they hardly ever have anything to do with the book but oh well. For example: 

This one is very simple which is probably why I love it!

I loved this book. The reason I first picked it up in the first place to look at the back was because of the flower.

Shiny/Metallic- very self explanatory but I am more inclined to pick up a cover that is shiny and metallic. I'm kind of a little kid with keys. If I see a metallic cover at the book store I pick it up and see what it is about. For example: 

You cant really tell in the picture but the actual book is really shiny and metallic. It so pretty!

Another one that you cant tell but this cover is metallic purple. The whole series is like that and I find it so pretty.

So there are a few things I look for in book covers. I have many more but I feel like this post would be to long. What do you guys look for in book covers?


  1. I really like your thoughts on this. I really like simple covers as well in a lot of cases. It kind of leaves room for the imagination. And flowers really do work well as part of a cover design!

  2. I think the biggest thing I look for is a clean and simple cover. It should also relate to the story! Covers that are too busy don't really catch my eye. Great post! If you don't mind, I might do this topic for my weekly discussion - I'll link back to you of course!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Yes I agree! Of course you should definately join. Its a lot of fun!