Fonts for Book Covers

I’ve been studying up on Book Design recently in anticipation of prepping my upcoming novels, and while Ive still got a lot to learn, one of the things I’ve slowly been catching onto is the importance of choosing the right fonts for your book- and especially for your cover! The right use of fonts can often be the difference between an amateur looking cover that people pass over, and an eye-catching cover that instills confidence that this is a story worth reading.

On the cover Font issue, I found this blog post quite helpful-

5 Great Fonts for Book Covers — The Book Designer.

The Friesen Press Book Marketing podcast also did a recent show on Book Design that I found interesting. It’s a bit scattered, but there’s a lot of gems in there that make it worth a listen.

Rob

Covers from Weird (Eerie Publications, 1966 – 79)

In time for Halloween! This site has a collection of covers from the old WEIRD magazines. I think they live up to their name nicely.

Enter! If you dare! BWAHAHAHAHAH!

MONSTER BRAINS: Weird (Eerie Publications, 1966 – 79).