There is a whole bunch of ebook cover trends for 2017 that can serve as an inspiration for young writers and graphic designers. As every writer should know before publishing an ebook, the cover should always serve as a hint for the reader. Art should represent the written words – the difficulties and hidden sorrows in the book, or the bubbly and sunny comedic writings that await for potential readers.
After all, you cannot really use dark colors for a romantic novel, just as you cannot put rainbows on the cover of a sci-fi novel. There are hundreds of designers out there that know how to help you find the perfect cover (or should we refer to it as art?) for your newly published ebook.
If you want it to be successful, always go for the best designers, because you do not really want your book to fail just because the art that you have personally picked didn’t really look good to your potential fans? If you are about to publish your new ebook and you need to get inspired, get inspired by the artists and themes we have picked for you.
We have created a small list with the most popular cover trends for 2017. There are interesting designs that truly vary in color and style. Finding a truly terrific design that is executed by and expert at the same time can be tiring these days. One thing every young aspiring author must have in mind is that the cover needs to somehow show what is inside of the book and thus, accentuate the writing topic.
The first thing we have noticed is that classic typography is back in the game. If your book is somewhat more academic, then classic typography and an original and serious old artwork are the perfect option for you.
If you have written a fiction novel, then get inspired by Albaugh’s book “Grim Nora and the Secret of the Skull”. It is a simple yet effective cover that basically has the main theme as the perfect layout, a pocket watch that is shaped as a skull. The cover is dark, just like the book that awaits for the reader.
Another inspiring ebook cover was the “Into the Air” cover created by Aimee Downing. This picture truly shows two different worlds that oppose in the book.
It manages to show the underground surroundings. and the above-ground society. The letter font is perfect and the colors are subtle yet effective. A beautiful and simple monochrome green and blue palette somehow manages to speak to the reader quite effectively.
Another trend that we have noticed this year are the simple elements and symbols that are quite popular among contemporary fantasy writers. We have analyzed Alexandra Brandt’s design of “A simple love story”, an ebook cover containing the moon and a magnolia tree, in which the moon has Celtic knots. These elements serve as hints for the story that awaits for the reader. The colors might be a bit too plain for a fantasy novel, though.
Even though this ebook cover has been voted as one of the best for this year, we’d go with different colors, maybe something pastel, but definitely not blue and pale orange blended into one cover.