Minimalist Book Cover Design Service

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We have designed minimalist book covers for 30+ authors since 2017.

Often, less is more.

Let’s prove it by designing your minimalist book cover!


* 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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30+ minimalist book covers

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Easy 5 step Process

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

1.
Free Consultation

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

2.
Design

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

3.
Feedback

You point out any and all changes on a video call

4.
Further Revisions

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

5.
Delivery

You receive the book cover of your dreams.

1.
Free Consultation

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

2.
Design

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

3.
Feedback

You point out any and all changes on a video call

4.
Further Revisions

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

5.
Delivery

You receive the book cover of your dreams.

2 Affordable PACKAGES

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

FULL COVER DESIGN

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
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E-BOOK COVER DESIGN

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
FULL COVER DESIGN
E-BOOK COVER DESIGN

frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Minimalist Book cover design?

A good minimalist cover can be characterized by clean design, limited use of elements, modern and minimal fonts along with subtle colors. The goal is to convey a specific idea and put emphasis on it without using too many details.

What genres are complimented by a minimalist book cover?

Minimalist book covers are very versatile and can be adapted for virtually any genre. They perform best for business,finance and self help categories.

How can I decide if minimalist style is best for my book cover?

Having a minimalist book cover is generally a good idea because they are timeless and visually striking. They not only complement various genres but also put a lot of emphasis on typography. You can book a free, non-committing video consultation with one of our designers at BCH to help you decide if minimalist style is best for your book.

Would a minimalist cover help or hurt my book sales?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but minimalist book covers can be very effective! Here are some things to consider:

 

  • Attention-grabbing: A well-designed minimalist cover can stand out from busier covers and intrigue readers.
  • Genre expectations: Minimalism can work well for some genres, like literary fiction or self-help books. For other genres, like fantasy or romance, readers might expect a more illustrative style.

 

The best cover is one that reflects your book's content and target audience. Here at Book Cover Hub, we can help you design a minimalist cover that is both eye-catching and effective. Schedule a free consultation with a designer today to discuss your options!

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 a Minimalist Book Cover Design

Minimalist, or simplistic book covers, is a design style that uses simple and minimal elements like colors, shapes, fonts, and images to create a powerful and elegant visual impact. This approach is based on the principle of “less is more,” aiming to convey the essence of the book in a clear and concise way.

Minimalist cover design is a popular and versatile style, as it can suit any genre, format, or length of book.

Minimalist covers can also stand out from the crowd and attract the attention of potential readers, as they offer a refreshing and refined contrast to the cluttered and busy covers that are common in the market.

Trends in Minimalist Book Cover Designs

Minimalist book covers are characterized by their minimal image style and incorporation of minimalist elements. We often see elements that help create a visual impact.

They contain objects, shapes, lines, and dots. Negative space and white space also play an essential role in creating a sense of clarity and focus.

Another common sight in minimalist book cover design is geometric objects. You can use different objects from your book or your theme to give added meaning to your cover.

The play between size and position is often featured and, if done correctly, this can certainly make a minimalist book cover go from good to great!

Common design elements of a Minimalist book cover

Minimalist books are not just stories of simplicity and clarity. They are stories of elegance, impact, and essence.

Minimalist book cover design is an art that requires understanding the genre’s conventions.

Minimalist book covers can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have minimal images, clean fonts, and concise titles.

The goal is to attract the reader and convey the core of the book.

Minimalist book cover designers have worked hard to experiment with different shapes, colors, and spaces. They are always looking for unique ways to present the book on the book covers.

It’s important to follow the genre conventions to design a great minimalist book cover.
Here is what we will discuss:

  1. Typography
  2. Colors
  3. Graphics
  • Typography

We can opt for fonts that match the genre and the mood of the book. E.g., a sans serif font for a modern or futuristic book, or a serif font for a classic or historical book.

Conventionally, the titles of minimalist book covers are concise and clean. Sans 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 philosophical or abstract topic, and you use a decorative or ornate font like Script or Blackletter, 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 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 minimalist book cover design will always depend on your image and your style.

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

If the book is about a bright or cheerful topic, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the book is about a dark or gloomy topic, 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 appeal. However, when colors are combined, they have a huge impact:

Monochromatic and analogous colors are suitable to represent harmony, calmness, or simplicity.

Complementary and triadic colors help to convey contrast, balance, or drama.

When designing a minimalist 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 impact and attention, while desaturated and dull colors often add a touch of subtlety and sophistication to the design.

  • Images

The key to designing minimalist book covers lies in using the right image style. A minimalist cover relies on a single, powerful image to grab attention and convey the essence of your book.

If your book is about a specific person or object, choose images with high-quality and minimal details; for a more general or symbolic book, look more towards images with low-quality or abstract details.

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

Minimalist book covers have various design styles, but the most common feature is their minimal and clean appearance compared to fiction and other genres. A good minimalist book cover should highlight the image and the core of the book.

When selecting images, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for minimalist book covers conventionally rewards having a single object or shape on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer multiple objects or shapes with more space and balance on their book covers in the minimalist genre.

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

Minimalist 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 minimalist genre, since following those will make minimalist book lovers instantly recognize your book as relevant to them.

By combining the right fonts, correct colors, image style, and the feedback from your readers, you can have a timeless minimalist book cover design ready to be admired by future generations!
Here at book cover hub we start from initial simple book cover design 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.

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 portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.