March 30, 2009

my new favorite cover design site

  • About the author EB

Like many other book cover sites, FaceOut Books features innovative and interesting covers. But for me there are two things that set it apart. First, a dedication to positivity (“This venue has been created to appreciate the practice of book cover design. This is not a blog to rip apart what we dislike—everyone has a different aesthetic. This is a blog about the challenges and outcomes of a project We are here to teach and be taught by one another.”) Second, they often show the back cover—and, as someone who writes back cover copy and therefore reads a lot of back cover copy, I think that a nicely designed back cover is sometimes just as key as a front cover.