Just for fun, I wanted to put together a post about the most common book cover types. I created a made up author called Madeupa Awethor who wrote all kinds of “books”. 😉 Have you seen lots of books with these types of covers? I know I have!
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Book covers have always been an important aspect for me when picking books. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but I DEFINITELY DO. You know you do too! 😉
Some of these common covers I don’t mind but some of them get frustrating. I think the two that I’ve gotten tired of seeing is the wind blown hair, especially when it’s in the face and the underwater covers. I think those two get used too often.
- Interesting Typography
- POCs on the cover!
- Underwater. I like these covers but I’m tired of seeing them.
- Hair blown in the girls faces. It looks so uncomfortable! Get that girl a hair tie!
- Couples kissing (especially half naked).
- BAD photoshop. OMG stop!
What trends do you see in book covers?
What do you like? Dislike?