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COVERS THAT CONNECT
Cover Design Quick Review Checklist
COVER TITLE:______________________________________________________...
COVERS THAT CONNECT
Cover Design Review: Page 1
COVER TITLE:______________________________________________________________...
TYPOGRAPHY AND LAYOUT:
1)	 Is the title readable from a reasonable distance: reduces well for marketing/online/ebook
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Covers that Connect: cover design review checklist

  1. 1. COVERS THAT CONNECT Cover Design Quick Review Checklist COVER TITLE:_______________________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 1) At first glance does this book appear to be fiction or non-fiction? q Fiction  q Non-fiction 2) Do you think the overall cover design and its message fits the genre? q Yes   q No 3) Does the book have a clear selling point or impulse for purchase? q Yes   q No 4) Is the overall impression attractive, do you want to learn more about the book? q Yes   q No DESIGN QUALITY AND APPEARANCE: 1) Does the type design and/or any images set the correct tone for the subject? q Yes  q No 2) Is the type design and any image reproduced at professional publishing quality: high resolution, with sharp edges and text that is not blurry or pixillated? q Yes  q No 3) Are the colors used right for the subject matter and genre? q Yes  q No 4) Does the design give you a sense of what the book is about? q Yes  q No TYPOGRAPHY AND LAYOUT: 1) Is title readable from a reasonable distance: reduces well for marketing/online? q Yes  q No 2) Does the font and type treatment fit the book’s genre and target market? q Yes  q No 3) Does the type treatment (font & color choice) complement the design? q Yes  q No SALES/PROMOTION: 1) Does this cover design convert well to online and ebook formats? q Yes  q No 2) Is the design ready to adjust for award placement or new endorsements? q Yes  q No
  2. 2. COVERS THAT CONNECT Cover Design Review: Page 1 COVER TITLE:_______________________________________________________________________________________________ FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 1) Who do you think the main target market is for this book?____________________________________ 2) Do you think the overall cover design and its message fit the genre and target market well? If not, why and how can that be improved?___________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3) What is the overall selling point, or impulse to purchase? Is it effective? If not, why and how can this be improved?________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ DESIGN QUALITY AND APPEARANCE: 1) Do type design, color choice, and any image(s) set the correct tone for the subject? If not, why and how can this be improved?____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) Is the type design and any image reproduced at professional publishing quality? If not, how can this be improved?____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3) Does the design give you a sense of what the book is about? If not, how can this be improved?_ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please turn over for page 2
  3. 3. TYPOGRAPHY AND LAYOUT: 1) Is the title readable from a reasonable distance: reduces well for marketing/online/ebook conversion? If not, how can this be improved? ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) Does the type treatment (font & color choice) complement the design and fit the book’s genre and target market? If not, how can this be improved? _________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ SALES/PROMOTION: 1) Are there any aspects of this cover that do not reduce well? Is it ready for expansion, award placement, or new endorsements? If not, how can this be improved?________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please note any additional suggestions or ideas for cover design improvement: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please connect and share your cover design improvements and ask us any follow-up questions. Thank you for attending our workshop. We hope you learned a great deal about book cover design and had some fun along the way. Best wishes to you and to the success of your books! Cover Design Review: Page 2 Jeniffer Thompson Monkey C Media 619-955-8286 j@monkeycmedia.com www.jenifferthompson.com www.monkeycmedia.com Shannon Bodie BookWise Design Owner and art director 503-542-3551 mobile Shannon@BookWiseDesign.com BookWiseDesign.com

Make sure your cover design is on the right track with this book cover design review checklist.

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