A book cover is any protective covering used to bind together the pages of a book. It should be compelling. It should be visible and readable. And it should be strengthened further by any additional visual elements on your cover. Your title and any subtitles and taglines are going to play a pivotal role in selling your book.
Cover school books with paper: Wrapping paper or brown craft paper can be used to cover books. This is a preference because it's easy, cheap and can be customised for each child. Use brown craft paper and the children use stickers and drawings to personalise their books.
The purpose of a book cover is to convey the theme or purpose of your story in a distinctive manner. But, this does not mean that your cover needs to scream your entire story in flashy fonts and eloquent imagery. Authors sometimes ruin their own story by adding too much information on the cover.
The dust jacket (sometimes book jacket, dust wrapper or dust cover) of a book is the detachable outer cover, usually made of paper and printed with text and illustrations.
This type of cover can be left as is, or made fancier with stamping, painting or decoupaging. You could also use other papers: gift wrapping paper, photocopied design paper, and any other forms of paper that you consider strong enough to form a book cover.
The hard front and back covers of a book are called the boards. This dates back to when they were made of wood. The pages at the beginning and end of a book are called the endpapers or the end sheets. It should be compelling. It should be visible and readable. AND it should be strengthened further by any additional visual elements on your cover. Your title and any subtitles and taglines are going to play a pivotal role in selling your book.
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A great book cover tells a story, makes people look twice, and helps your new book jump off the shelves. Book covers achieve all of that through colour, typography and other design elements. Learn how to make your school book cover stand out from the crowd.