Illustrated Book Cover Job

    Even though weve all been told since childhood to never judge a book by its cover, the fact is that book cover design does attract readers. An eye-catching design can make the difference between a book that sells and one that stalls, so dont let your future bestseller get passed over due to a so-so cover design. Adobe Spark allows you to make your own book cover for free so your book gets all the attention it deserves.

    Select an appropriate format for your cover. Your first step is to choose the correct sizing so your graphics and text turn out exactly as you want them. A portrait-oriented, rectangular size is typical for a book, but you can alternatively use a custom size to really stand out from the crowd.

    How BookBaby Cover Design Works. Using our online order interface, it’s easy to create a project quote for your book. Simply select your book’s trim size, cover style, book binding style, cover finish, print type, paper stock, as well as your design preferences in the add-ons section.

    Before the early nineteenth century, books were hand-bound, in the case of luxury medieval manuscripts using materials such as gold, silver and jewels. For hundreds of years, book bindings had functioned as a protective device for the expensively printed or hand-made pages, and as a decorative tribute to their cultural authority. In the 1820s great changes began to occur in how a book might be covered, with the gradual introduction of techniques for mechanical book-binding. Cloth, and then paper, became the staple materials used when books became so cheap—thanks to the introduction of steam-powered presses and mechanically produced paper—that to have them hand-bound became disproportionate to the cost of the book itself.

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