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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to this Envato Tuts+ short course, How to Design a Book Cover. Book covers come in all shapes, sizes, styles and genres, each designed to engage a potential reader. Giving your cover an eye-catching and creative design that’s perfectly suited to your target audience will ensure your cover speaks to the right readership.

1.1 Introduction

Hey there, welcome to this Tuts + short course, How To Design a Book Cover. My name is Grace Fussell, and I'm a graphic designer based in the UK. Book covers come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles, each designed to attract the eye of a particular reader. Giving your cover an eye catching and creative design that's perfectly suited to your target audience will ensure that your cover speaks to the right readership. In this course, you'll learn how to design book cover artwork that's not only engaging, attractive, and genre appropriate, but it's also going to be technically flawless too. We'll focus on creating a cover design for a print paperback, complete with front cover, spine and reverse. You'll learn how to find creative inspiration for your designs, how to size and layout your cover, and also how to expand the artwork into a full wraparound cover design. You'll also pick up some essential tips for how to prepare your cover correctly for printing. Whether you're sending off your artwork to a specialist printer, or uploading the design to an online print on demand service like Amazon CreateSpace, Lulu, or Blurb. I'm really looking forward to welcoming you on board this course. I hope you're excited to dive in with creating some really awesome cover designs.