Using compelling illustration on a dust jacket

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Book Cover Design, Case Studies, Series

Using compelling illustration on a dust jacket

Fiction books have their own particular cover design needs and requirements. That’s why we selected an illustration that wraps all the way around the book, creating a magnified sense of intrigue and adventure that literally leads you right into this incredible story.

SilverlanceJacket

We then selected high-impact bindery materials — including custom cloth, endsheets, and foil stamping — to further create an ancient, magical feeling for this book. It’s now one of those books that you can’t resist touching—and taking home! Perfect for bookstore sales, where most fiction lives or dies.

Think series . . .

Haunted Mountain

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“Kathi has designed two book jackets for me. The choices she made on the first book set the tone for the series. She worked as a liaison between the illustrator, my typesetter, and the printer, teaching me a lot about the printing process. I also learned a great deal about book publishing from Kathi and would definitely work with her again on future projects.”

—Peter Crowell, author
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