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Cathi Stevenson, July/August 2019
Text Only Book Covers »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2019 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — Many books make the bestsellers’ lists with text-only covers. Not only is an image-free cover possible, it’s often preferable. Not all books, particularly nonfiction genres, lend themselves to a single image. We’ve all seen book covers with irrelevant images on them, or images that …

Cathi Stevenson, May/June 2018
Before You Approve That Cover Design »

PUBLISHED MAY/JUNE 2018 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — You may think you’ve landed on the perfect book design, but that could be bias creeping in. Make sure you answer these questions before approving your cover design. Everything is perfect. The cover is exactly— no, better than—what you envisioned. The test print went …

Cathi Stevenson, May 2015
Book Cover Trends »

PUBLISHED MAY 2015 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts,” Mr. Brownlow observed in Oliver Twist. Back in Oliver Twist’s time, book cover content usually consisted of little more than the title and the author’s name on a plain …

Cathi Stevenson, January 2013
Book Covers That Work Well Online »

JANUARY 2013 by Cathi Stevenson, Owner, Book Cover Express — According to BookStats—the statistical survey published jointly by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group—two noteworthy things happened within the book industry during 2011: e-books became the top-selling format for adult fiction, and revenue from online sales of both electronic and …

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