Adventure book cover design

As the author of an adventure book, you naturally want the perfect cover design.

But just as writing an adventure book is no easy feat, neither is designing the cover.

We know that better than most – because we have designed more than 40 adventure book covers since 2017.

Consider letting us design your book cover – in just 14 days, and at an affordable price.

* 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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40 adventure book cover designs from BookCoverHub

Take a look at our portfolio of adventure cover designs to find inspiration for your own cover!

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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 Adventure book cover design?

A great adventure book cover design should be able to mentally prepare readers for a great adventure ahead of them. To convey that a setting from your book blended with modern but unique fonts can be used.

What are some elements of an adventure book cover?

The main job of an adventure book cover is to excite readers for the journey ahead. To portray that different elements like maps, exotic lands, unique objects and instruments from the story can be used.

Can you use locations and characters from my adventure story on the book cover?

Yes! We keep in mind all the information that you give us and deliver the final cover as close to your vision as possible. You can book a free, non-committing video consultation with one of our designers at BCH to discuss your ideas.

Where do you get the best adventure book cover designed?

Finding the right designer for your adventure book cover is crucial. Here at Book Cover Hub, we specialize in creating high-quality, eye-catching covers that capture the essence of your story and entice potential readers.


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!

Adventure Book Covers

Key Elements to Captivate Readers!

A book cover design requires carefully balancing elements to capture readers’ attention. The essential elements of a beautiful book cover include a stunning photograph, eye-catching typography, and a clear, concise title. The image should evoke a sense of adventure and intrigue, while the type should be legible and complement the overall design.

The title should be memorable and give readers an idea of what to expect from the story. Incorporating a unique colour scheme can help your book stand out on shelves and online marketplaces. A well-designed book cover for adventure can attract readers to pick up the book and dive into the exciting journey inside.

We will make a cover that will instantly turn your book into an eye-candy you are proud to show off!

Trends in Cover Design For Adventure Book

Adventure cover book design is an ever-evolving art that can make or break a book’s success. Staying on top of the latest trends is crucial to create a squad that stands out from the competition. A trend that has emerged in recent years is using bold and bold typography. Another popular trend is vibrant and saturated colours that grab the reader’s attention.

In addition, many adventure books cover strong feature imagery, such as stunning landscapes, fantastic creatures, or action-packed scenes. Contact us today to learn more about our book cover design services and how we can help you elevate your book’s appearance.

Adventure Book Covers

What is an Adventure Book Cover Design

An adventure book cover design is used to represent thrilling story lines often involving journey to a new world. They basically act as a door to the imaginary world that lies within an adventure book.

To portray the adventurous nature of the book the cover will often feature dreamy landscapes, bold images and central characters of the story.

Adventure books encompass a vast spectrum beyond just action and danger. They are narratives that ignite courage, curiosity, and a thirst for discovery. These stories can transport readers to fantastical landscapes, introduce them to unforgettable characters, and even put them behind the wheel of fantastical vehicles or wielding imaginary weapons. Motion blur can also be a powerful tool in these genres, especially for choose your own adventure stories, where readers navigate their own thrilling journeys.

Another common sight in adventure book cover design is dramatic lighting. You can use different lighting effects from your setting or your theme to give added drama to your cover.

Adventure book covers can never be designed by a one-size-fits-all approach as every book is unique and has many variables.

You should always try to bring your fresh perspective and ideas to your design to make your book stand out – while following the conventions set by the adventure genre, since following those will make adventure book lovers instantly recognize your book as relevant to them.

Common design elements of an adventure book cover

Let’s understand the genre practices of adventure time book covers by analyzing each part .Adventure book covers can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have vivid images, bold colors, and exciting titles.

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 adventure book cover.

We can opt for fonts that match the theme and the mood of the adventure. E.g., a rugged font for a survival or western adventure, or a futuristic font for a sci-fi or dystopian adventure.

Conventionally, the titles of adventure book covers are bold and catchy. Serif and slab serif fonts are often preferred over other font types.

The tricky part is choosing a font that matches the image and the audience.

For instance, if you are designing the cover of a book about a pirate adventure, and you use a formal or elegant font like Times New Roman or Garmond, it simply won’t match the image or the audience.

If you are confused about what works best, a good thing to try is to find books in similar sub-genres of adventure 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, outlines, and/or drop shadows. 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 adventure. 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 adventure book cover design will always depend on your image and your style.

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

If the book is about a tropical or jungle adventure, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the book is about a polar or arctic adventure, 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 contrast.

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

Warm and cool colors are suitable to represent contrast, tension, or excitement.

Analogous and monochromatic colors help to convey harmony, calmness, or simplicity.

When designing an adventure book cover, it is essential to balance two things: attracting 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 realism to the design.

  • Images

Understanding how to use the correct image style is the most crucial part of any adventure book in cover design process.

If your book is about a realistic or historical adventure, choose images with high-quality and authentic details; for a more fantastical or imaginative adventure, look more towards images with abstract details.

Book covers for adventure have various design styles, but the most common feature is their vivid and dynamic appearance compared to other genres.

When selecting images, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for adventure book covers conventionally rewards having a wide-angle shot of the setting or the action on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer close-up shots of the characters or the objects on their book covers in the adventure genre.

What do you get in an Adventure book cover design package?

Here at book cover hub we start from initial adventure book cover 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 Adventure book cover designer

The cover can hugely impact your sales of any book – and this is especially true when it comes to adventure.

Whether conscious or unconscious, readers are inclined to equal a low-quality cover with a low-quality book.

Fun fact: Almost 61% of all readers make a purchase decision based on the book cover alone.

To get adventure book cover design services, 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 image 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 design portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.