BOOK DESIGN: Creating a Cover Image that Hits Your Audiences’ Emotions.
Anelda Attaway of Jazzy Kitty Publishing
The cover image you choose needs to help create a look that has both beauty and balance. It must make the viewer feel something. The design should have something that brings the viewers’ senses more into the book by creating an attachment to the emotion exposed.
When deciding on a cover image, look to the metaphor, to the possibility of the viewer
‘filling in the spaces’… because being too literal in your image may not be the best idea.
We all live with different references to images. Therefore, finding and using ones that best suit your book subject, your purpose, and excite your audience’s emotions, help with the mental/emotional/logical buying process they go through to finally purchase, read, learn and want more from you.
So remember to think of what emotion you want the viewer to receive when they FIRST look at the cover; when you think of your next cover design. And we would love to help you will all of your cover design and book publishing needs.
Jazzy Kitty Publishing