Cover Trends: February Releases

(This is just a tiny sampling…) Now a lot of people are buzzing over the new books coming up this month, but I’m busy looking at the covers.  I’m still seeing two trends here: An item rather than a person (on top) and fancy frames (on bottom). I’m actually noting the plainer typography as well,…

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New PreMade Covers: Dark Castle

  A new set of covers is avialable for sale, $45 for the first cover in the set, $30 for the second. (Can also be produced with a different character, but that would cost a bit more, depending on the source of the stock photo.) Font is Stone Head

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Cover Trends: Ornate Frames

This is a moderately new trend for genre books, and it’s still more common for YA than adult SFF, but it’s lovely and complicated and much harder to do than it looks. Anyhow, this cover trend seems to do a good job of incorporating small elements from the story–either as part of the frame itself…

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