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A Sea of Covers

Something big happened when the Kindle became popular. Suddenly, it wasn’t just important that your cover image look amazing in real life. You also needed to have a great cover that worked as a teeny tiny thumbnail image. Don’t believe me? Find a book on Amazon and look at the cover images under “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought.”

What you should see is a sea of good and bad covers. What makes them stand out? Do any of them catch your eye? Why? You’ll probably notice a few things about the standouts:

  • Big, readable text
  • Clear imagery—big pictures that are obvious what they are
  • Eye-catching colors

You don’t have to have all of those to stand out, but even just one helps. But how do you tell that your cover is working amidst a sea of others? Continue reading A Sea of Covers