See how the two complementary colours - green and red - work? The cat's eye is green, making it stand out against the red.
Following on from last two blog posts about e-Book Cover design, I am now going to give examples of eye-stimulating book covers and ideas for outsourcing the cover design.
A great book cover is the thing that's going to get your book noticed. Remember, as an ebook, your cover will be shown thumb-print size. Will your cover grab attention on the internet? Will it grab attention as a tiny image on a handheld device?
My advice is to hire a designer (unless you are a Photoshop expert). But you still need to guide the designer as to how you want your cover to look.
1. Get a cover from Fiverr for $5.
2. Hire a designer fom Upwork to do the cover. $20 to $50
3. Set up a competitition on 99designs to crowource your eBook cover. Prices can range from $50 to $500. Or hire a professional, experienced designer. See: AuthorSupport or Damonza.
Keeping the same font and style each time will get you recognised immediately, for example, take a look at Jojo Moyes' book covers:
"After the Fire a Still Small Voice." I think this is a beautiful book cover, but maybe too intricate as a thumb-print.
At a glance, you can tell that "Big Girl" is a light, fun read:
This is the cover I designed for my next book, which I then handed over to a top designer to finish off, giving it that professional look: