Compare the cover of a nonfiction book to the cover of a novel, and you’ll notice some distinct differences. The approach to nonfiction book cover design is also different from designing a cover for a novel. Understanding why it’s different can help you have an informed discussion with book designers.
First, let’s take a look at book cover design for novels.
Book Cover Design for Fiction
Fiction covers allow for more artistic license than nonfiction covers. They are vague by design. We want the prospective buyer to be intrigued without giving away the story. With the exception of romance titles, the main characters […]