Book Cover Design
‘Never judge a book by its cover’, how many times have we all heard this phrase? The fact is that we all DO make instant judgements based upon initial impressions, in studies, psychologists have found that we make judgements of strangers (based upon the way they look) in less than a second.
The way we sum up another person will go a little further back into our past, this is a throwback from our prehistoric roots and one which enabled us to make instant decisions on friend or foe. However, like a lot of other baggage we still carry, this human trait is one which affects each and every one of us and of course those which you hope to buy you book.
Buying a book isn’t as serious as deciding if the person walking towards you is friendly or dangerous of course, however you will still make quick decisions as to whether you’ll like the book or not based upon a quick first impression.
When someone buys a book they make an internal commitment to dedicate their time to it and actually read it, it’s an investment of their money and most importantly their free time, and this is such a key element of publishing to understand, the commitment that the reader will make. They need to see in an instant that you have made the same commitment for them.
As you publish you will also find that you’re up against a great deal of competition too, UNESCO shows that last year there were over 2 million books published throughout the world, this breaks down to 5479 books per DAY being published (on average), your potential reader has never had so much choice.
With this amount of choice you’ll find the pages of the online stores and shelves of the more traditional book shop are teeming with new and re-published titles.
So how does anyone react when given an abundance of choice? Well, we quickly surmise the range on offer based upon its initial presentation, what this means is that based upon how appealing the book cover is to us will decide upon if we then take the time to read the blurb and the reviews.
If the book cover looks unprofessional we will make the instant assumption that the pages within are unprofessional too, you’re less likely to make the commitment to reading the book and faced with all of this choice you’ll quickly move on to the next book on offer.
You have a very short timescale to grab your potential readers attention and to do so for the right reasons.
A quick test you can do yourself is to go onto the web pages of Amazon or Barnes & Noble and look at their best seller lists, each one of their best-selling books has had a great book cover design made for them, they have paid attention to their advertising and it has created the right impression.
And this is an important thing to remember, the book cover design is the advertising for you book, sounds simple but it can get overlooked,, get it wrong and your book will not be taken as seriously or as a professional as it should, but get it right and it increases sales, builds trust and cements your commitment to both current and future readers alike.
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Using the latest industry leading applications and Adobe software we ensure the highest standards and are able to work on a wide range of styles and mediums. We create designs for use with ebooks, with the likes of Kindle, ipad and Barnes & Noble's Nook being some of our most popular.
Along with the ebook designs we of course create great covers for the more traditional printed book, we design for hardbacks, paperbacks and full dust jackets, all with the same dedication, passion and respect.
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The Dawnlands Catch
By Sam Audley (book cover design - JD&J)
John Tyler & Tim Edgerton gradually begin to suspect that an offer of help from IT billionaire, Randall Hawke, has a catch, though they don’t realise until too late just how deadly it will be. With help from two unexpected sources, FBI Agent, Maria Ruiz, tracks the links between the kidnapping of a mining company executive in West Africa by an unknown jihadi group, the teething problems of a telecommunications joint venture in Singapore and the suspicious deaths of three successful business leaders in the USA. However, as she uncovers the real targets of the Dawnlands Project, the fatal nature of the catch becomes clear. Randall has been using his IT group as cover for pursuing his own criminal agenda and has misled people regarding his true intentions. In preventing further deaths, Maria and her team have a race against time to prove the extent of Randall Hawke’s involvement in the Dawnlands Project.
But ultimately, Randall can only be brought to trial if Tim becomes the man his father never thought he could be.
FIXIN' TO DIE RAG
By Roy Mark (book cover design JD&J)
FIXIN' TO DIE RAG is the true story of the helicopter pilots and their crews serving in Vietnam. It’s the story of those young warriors that were called to duty by conscience or country. They flew many hazardous missions; they fought a deadly enemy; they prevailed against horrific odds; some good men died.
This is the story of Charlie Company of the First Cavalry Division’s 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. They were decorated with many medals of valor and Purple Hearts—far too many Purple Hearts.
Fasten your seat belts and join them in the war-torn Vietnamese skies of 1970.
By Steven Loton (book cover design - JD&J)
In a gritty future dystopia, Turo is the world’s most lethal bounty hunter. This tough mercenary survives on a mix of booze, deadly narcotics, women – and his gift for snuffing out human life.
His only friends are the quasi-dictator who runs the city, a local drug dealer, and the artificial intelligence system within his flying car.
Turo has other big problems: He spent most of his life as an orphan with no memory of his father and only a silver chain and ring to remind him of the mother he briefly knew.
But when a deranged military commando from the past returns to exact revenge on Turo and the city he calls home, he must confront the dark secrets of his own history and the genetic experiments responsible for his superhuman powers.
Bathing and the single girl
By Christine Elise McCarthy
(book cover design - JD&J)
It’s true that the life of an actress in LA is not all glamour, money, and sleeping with rock stars. At times it's more along the lines of humiliation, red wine hangovers, and the terrible choices they lead to. Ruby Fitzgerald has hardly worked in years, not that anyone remembers her for anything other than a short stint on a long-canceled but iconic TV series. But that was back when her career seemed on the up and now awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to take the edge off. Everything that once worked in her house is now going on strike, the unemployment checks barely covering the mortgage, and a self-respecting girl needs to be able to pay her bar bill too!! So the repairs stay on hold. One more bubble bath and several more cocktails. A gal can always be responsible tomorrow.
With everything beginning to stack against her, an increasingly despairing Ruby will have to find out if life's larger indignities are the result of bad luck, or a bad attitude. What follows is a walking tour of the hilarious depths you can sink to if you stop using your best judgment.
Clarity of Daylight
By DM Daye (book cover design - JD&J)
An outstanding collection of modern and classic poetry from the British born poet D.M.Daye. This collection reflects upon both the beauty and darkness in life with a subtly that brings a depth of experience to each work, sometimes stark but always true.
The writer takes you on a journey through a world which is both known and at the same time unspoken of, one that surrounds but is seen by few, a world which is outside your own front door but at the same time a million miles away.
These poems will stay with the reader a long time after the last page has been turned.
The retirement of Daniel Fairfax
By Robert Harrell (book cover design - JD&J)
For most of us, the move from work into retirement is a smooth one, but not for Daniel Fairfax.
After a lifetime career as a highly professional criminal, Daniel resigns himself to retirement at Her Majesty's pleasure. That is until luck hands him a perfect get out of jail free card, that even he never saw coming. But now he’s a fugitive and on the run from the law. Not only this, but he further complicates matters with a decision which also finds him on the run from his crime boss too. In this comic novel, Daniel makes his escape via the channel and travelling between Spain and France, all in a desperate attempt to secure his freedom and a safer future. However, nothing is ever that simple. It seems that his efforts to retire peacefully are thwarted by chance, and farce, through a series of hilarious circumstances that will have you sure that Daniel Fairfax will never achieve a peaceful retirement. Or will he?
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Coral (Book One)
By Clair Delaney (book cover design - JD&J)
Coral Stevens is given the shocking news that her boss is selling the company and she instantly feels like her controlled, uncomplicated world is being thrown upside down. She then meets her new boss to be, the enigmatic Tristan Freeman.
But deeply troubled by how attracted she is to him, she warns him to stay away, that she's no good for him, yet Tristan pursues her. Fate will help Tristan along the way, and put him in Coral's path when she least expects it, and when she needs him more than she knows.
But with the ghosts of her past still haunting her, can Coral finally exorcise these demons and allow the irresistible Tristan into her heart?
Your book deserves the best
By Rayna Felicia (book cover design - JD&J)
Riona is a girl with a strange past that haunts her in the form of terrifying nightmares. Trying to keep it behind her and get on with life, she travels with her basketball team, but is soon reminded that things never go as planned...
Ever since the mysterious and "all-too-perfect" Victore Deville had shown up with his intense glares and infuriating comments, Riona had begun to lose all control of her own emotions and thoughts.
Hoping he wouldn't notice the effect he had on her, Rio used her sharp wit and sarcasm to keep him at bay, however, much to her dismay, he seemed to be the only person who wasn't thrown off by her dry humour.
As the only girl playing in an all-boys basketball tournament, you' would have thought Rio had enough problems. Add to this her nightmares, almost romances, crazy teammates, dramatic cheerleaders, hilarious moments and mysterious events, and you've got Rio's World.
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Here at JD&J we’re passionate about creating a great book cover design for each individual author that comes to us, we know that a book can be judged by its cover and that’s why we work hard to create outstanding designs.
A creative and professional book cover design will help your work stand out upon the shelves, appeal to your readership and increase its sales whether it’s online or in-store.
We offer a package to suit every budget starting with our fantastic 'Readymade' book cover design service, then moving on to our tailored design packages which are one-off creations made specifically around the concept of your book (created for both eBook and printed books alike). We also offer a design service for the many promotional materials which will help with the launch, ongoing advertising and sale of your book too.