Photograph to book cover

Dochester

My original photograph

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A texture and light glow applied

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The finished book cover

Book cover photography

 How do you take a photograph which might be attractive to a book cover designer?

There is usually a distinct look to book cover images. For a publishing house the goal is to attract readers of the particular genre: Romantic Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult, Literary etc. The cover need not convey any information about the story, but a mood should be created. An attractive narrative image will make the book buyer want to find out where the mystery leads. The photographer’s and cover designer’s job is to create the mood.

Most authors would agree, a good book cover will put up sales of a book. It’s the publisher who gets the final say on the design but the author is usually consulted.