Creating a spell-binding cover piece-by-piece

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Book Cover Design

Creating a spell-binding cover piece-by-piece

This mystery novel was first released as an e-book and then later printed. As always, knowing this self-publisher’s goals and marketing plan helped us create a cover that would allow this book to sell successfully in both formats and selling environments. The design itself is a provocative layering of images — the White House, the jungle, and a poisonous frog — that have worked extremely well to attract enormous attention to this high-suspense novel. Interestingly, we were unable to find a photo of this particular poisonous frog, so we created our own, through the magic of stock photography and computer illustration.