Abstract book covers

An abstract cover draws attention to your book and makes readers buy it.

Since 2017, we have helped more than 30 authors design their dream book cover.

If you’re looking for the perfect (for you) abstract book cover, we can help you as well.

See our prior abstract designs and schedule a free 30 minute consultation!

* According to this source, 81.6% of readers gain interest in a book due to the cover, and 79.0% make a buying decision based solely on the visual appearance of the cover.

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Abstract book cover designs

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Easy 5 step Process

See how we design the perfect cover for your book together – in 5 easy steps.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

2 Affordable PACKAGES

Choose between full book cover design and e-book only.


Everything you need for a full book cover
$ 199 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Hardback, paperback, audio book cover and e-book versions
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 14 days delivery


Everything you need for an e-book
$ 99 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover only
  • E-book version only
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 7 days delivery

frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes a good Abstract book cover design?

As the name suggests you can not define specific rules for an abstract cover. It features an abstract design and a font type that compliments that specific abstract style design. The font type should preferably be minimalist in a bright color but that again depends on the art style you choose.

When should I get an Abstract book cover design?

Abstract designs are used to convey things that can’t be put into words. You have to understand the emotions of writers by looking at the cover and what it makes you feel. It’s a great idea to use abstract book covers for books about intimate emotions (e.g, memoir, poetry book) or about abstract themes (e.g, Philosophy).

Is Abstract book cover design the right choice for me?

Choosing an abstract design for your book can be confusing and you might want to see all your options before committing with an abstract book cover. If you need our help in making that decision you can always book a free, non-committing video consultation at Book cover hub.

You can browse our full range of book cover design services here.

What does an abstract book cover need to include?

Unlike literal covers, abstract covers don't have to show specific scenes or characters. Their focus is on creating a mood or feeling that reflects the story's essence. Here's what makes a great abstract cover:


  • Intriguing Design: Abstract art uses shapes, colors, and textures to tell a story. A successful cover uses these elements to spark curiosity and make readers want to know more.
  • Genre Connection: While abstract, the cover should still hint at the book's genre. For example, a sci-fi cover might use cool colors and geometric shapes, while a romance cover might use soft colors and flowing lines.
  • Eye-Catching Appeal: The cover should be visually interesting and grab attention on a crowded shelf. Balance, contrast, and a clear focal point are all important for achieving this.


Book Cover Hub can help! Our designers are skilled at creating unique and captivating abstract covers that perfectly capture the spirit of your book. We'll work with you to understand your vision and translate it into a visually stunning design.

Free Video Consultation

Schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation to ask any questions you might have, and tell us about your visions for your book cover.

Founder and Lead designer of Book Cover Hub. Syed Abdullah Bukhari

Abdullah Bukhari

Founder and lead designer

With more than 6,000 book covers designed over the past 6 years, I have extensive experience working with authors to craft their perfect cover design.

Maybe you know exactly what you want on your cover. Maybe you only have a few vague ideas. In either case, we work together in order to create a visual concept that makes your book stand out from other titles.

Schedule your free consultation now - I'm looking forward to hearing about your book!

What is an Abstract Book Cover Design

An abstract cover design uses non-representational images to deliver the core concept of a book. It sets a tone and mood for readers before and lets readers decide weather they want something like that or not.

With abstract designs, you can communicate complex emotions and ideas through colors, shapes, and textures. Abstraction also leaves room for interpretation, inviting readers to explore the deeper meanings behind your book.

Abstract book covers can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have minimalist graphics, striking colors, and simple titles.

Popular elements of a book cover in abstract deisgn

Let’s understand the genre practices of abstract art covers by analyzing each part. They contain shapes, lines, curves, and dots. Negative space also plays an essential role in creating a sense of balance and contrast.

The play between color and shape is often featured and, if done correctly, this can certainly make an abstract book cover go from good to great!

Here is what we will discuss:

1. Typography
2. Colors
3. Graphics

  • Typography

We have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the typography for an abstract cover page design.

We can opt for fonts that complement the graphic style and the tone of the book. E.g., a geometric font for a futuristic or sci-fi book, or a handwritten font for a personal or memoir book.

Conventionally, the titles of abstract book covers are simple and elegant. Sans serif and script fonts are often preferred over other font types.

The tricky part is choosing a font that matches the graphic and the message.

For instance, if you are designing the cover of a book about meditation and mindfulness, and you use a chaotic or distorted font like Zalgo or Glitch, it simply won’t match the graphic or the message.

If you are confused about what works best, a good thing to try is to find books in similar sub-genres of abstract books and use a font that matches that design style.

No matter the font chosen, your title should clearly stand out from the rest of the design. In order to make the title stand out, you can use contrasting colors, negative space, and/or overlays. A solid or gradient background behind the title can enhance its readability.

The primary purpose of the subtitle is to give you more information about the book. By choosing a simpler font, you can increase its legibility. For the author’s name, best practice is using the same font as the title or the subtitle: Choosing a third font is usually not a good idea.

You can add a solid or gradient background behind your subtitle to improve readability. You typically want to choose a smaller size and a simpler font for the subtitle, while making sure it’s easy to read.

  • Colors

Choosing colors for your book cover design will always depend on your graphic and your style.

Consider the genre, the topic, the mood, and the audience before deciding your color palette.

If the book is about creativity and innovation, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the book is about mystery and suspense, dark colors are the way to go – you get the idea.

The trick is not as much choosing the right color, but rather the right color scheme.

A single color on its own doesn’t have much impact. However, when colors are combined, they have a huge impact:

Analogous and monochromatic colors are suitable to represent harmony, calmness, or simplicity.

Complementary and triadic colors help to convey contrast, excitement, or complexity.

When designing a book cover, it is essential to balance two things: intriguing the reader and conveying the mood.

Saturated and vivid colors can add a sense of energy and emotion, while desaturated and dull colors often add a touch of subtlety and sophistication to the design.

  • Graphics

Understanding how to use the correct graphic style is the most crucial part of any book cover abstract design.

If your book is about abstract concepts or ideas, choose graphics with minimal or no details; for a more concrete or specific book, look more towards graphics with some details or symbols.

Your book also plays a crucial part in selecting the right graphic style: Always make sure your chosen graphic is relevant, appealing, and meaningful.

Abstract covers have various design styles, but the most common feature is their minimalist and artistic appearance compared to non-fiction and other genres. A good abstract cover should highlight the graphic and the message of the book.

When selecting graphics, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for abstract book covers conventionally rewards having a simple and bold graphic on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer more complex and subtle graphics on their book covers in the abstract genre.

What do you get in an abstract cover design package?

Here at book cover hub we start from initial ideas (concept development) to a final product that perfectly captures your book’s essence. Through exploration of color, form, and typography, the designer will craft a cover that evokes the mood and emotion of your story. With unlimited free revisions and 100% Money-Back guarantee all files are delivered in high-quality ready for printing. Checkout our packages section for more details.

The Process of hiring an abstract book cover designer

To hire a designer for abstract cover , you should always start with doing your research and gathering inspiration. Jot down what you like and dislike in general, make a list of covers you love, and make note of elements, colors, and graphic styles that would fit your book.

Your second step is to find a designer that suits your design requirements. Among other options, you can do it yourself, find a single freelancer based on their portfolio, or go to a freelance platform. Always consider their experience and design skills before making the decision.

Once you have gathered all the required information, compare the designers on your list based on their experience, style, rates, and availability.

Hire the book cover designer that best aligns with your needs and budget. Ensure you establish a clear contract outlining the scope of the work, the timeline, the number of revisions, and the payment terms.

Why Choose Book Cover Hub?

You should work with BCH simply because it’s a smart choice! With our vast experience of over 6,000 book covers, skills, solid team, and stellar book cover designs portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.