As of 26 February cover entries are closed for this month and new entries will be posted to the March Event. The final winner for February will be announced on the 1st of March when GX from Graphicszxdesigns delivers his evaluation. – VIEW THE 3 WINNING COVERS HERE NOW!
These are the Top Indie eBook Covers for the month of February:
A stunning sassy cover that coveys the feel of its genre…it has a glamorous lady that indicates the romantic element and her pose combined with the black colour hints at the sinister suspense element. The typography is attractive and not just decorative, but it reflects one of the elements in the book which is a multi-dollar corporate business. A lot of effort was done with this cover and the result is a very intriguing and attractive cover.
Here’s another romantic suspense cover with a great mysterious feel, half-faded misty face and an indication of one of the important elements in the story – the night of the storm. Clear and bold text and author name…
Here is a romantic suspense with a paranormal slant. The background harmonises well with the image of the model as the colour of the building complements his hues. Even the colour of his eyes are reflected by the turquoise letters. The fact that the image was faded out and a dark area added behind the title and author name helps to add a good contrast and make the typography clear. The image of the guy is very clear and large and it’s well-visible in a small size. The cover elements are limited to two objects – the man and the building, with some trees faded into the background – which is a good recipe for an ebook as it is not too overcrowded. A striking cover that will definitely attract attention!
A lovely paranormal romance cover – with a hot sexy couple, paranormal background, matching colour scheme with a misty feel and clear title – a winning recipe:
There is so much I can comment on in this wonderful horror / thriller cover. Just look at the colour scheme – so perfect! The yellowish / orange flames form a wonderful contrast with the bluish-green-grey background. The yellowish outline around the author name unites it with the yellowish streaks in the title. The flame texture in the letters works well to convey the genre and the single bold image is visible and effective in a small size. One simply cannot overload an ebook with hundreds of tiny images! One bold item really works so well. The lightning adds a special touch and if one zooms in there are further smaller intriguing additions that grab attention – such as the alphabet letters. However those will only be visible when one zooms in and they don’t mar the composition by their presence. This is one of the best recipes for an ebook cover – have a single bold element, big bold writing with maybe a nice texture, and some smaller details to add interest that are not distracting from the main image. And colours that match and feel harmonious, just as this cover has a general yellowish-white hue that combines all the elements. Lastly – that contrast between light and dark once again really helps to attract attention in the ebook stores.
A mystery thriller with an interesting and captivating image concept – the line of the thunder lining up with the pathway and leading to the title with a mysterious face merged into the sky. It is especially effective in thumbnail size with a good contrast between light and dark:
An effective Western Romance cover. With a single glance at this cover one can easily identify the genre from the Western title font and cowboy image. The handsome bare-chested image will attract prospective romance readers. I have to point out the balanced use of colours – with the black behind the title reiterating the black colours in the hat and clothing of the guy. The blue background forms a good contrast with the yellow title. The slight yellowish hue of the male image unifies the cover and the stark light on the image creates a lovely contrast that makes the cover stand out. A great success!
A Contemporary Romance with harmonious colours and a clear branding image in the form of the city silhouette. The title is clear and the image portrays the theme of the book, so one can get an impression of the story’s theme and genre within a few seconds of glancing at the thumbnail – very important in the ebook stores! Good contrast between light and dark helps to make the cover stand out.
This historical romance novella has a perfectly fitting cover for the theme, with the brownish colour scheme very apt for something historical. What strikes me most about the cover is how the title and author fonts reflect the colours in the spoon and flowers. The dark red-brown background blends in well with the colour scheme yet it is contrasting enough to make the main image stand out. I guess the spoon has some special significance in the novel…This is a very neat and clean cover that looks great in thumbnail size.
I realise more and more how much of an impact the contrast between light and dark can have in a cover. Here this is illustrated once again, and what I especially appreciate about the cover is the way in which the title has been made to fit in with the shadow falling over it in the same direction as the shadow on the image behind. Needless to say the cover is clearly visible in thumbnail size and expresses its midieval romance theme very aptly:
Don’t you just love the colours in this lovely contemporary romance design? The red umbrella matches the title and attracts attention. The light red combines well with the dark navy blue…reminds me of how in design school they used to teach that one should vary tones in a composition – combine light tones with darker ones of an opposite colour…There is a lot of space in the cover too which is really nice as the background does not look overcrowded and it makes the image stand out more. The setting is appropriate for the book as a large part of the story takes place at the seaside. A really stunning cover!!
The blue luminous colours and SciFi fonts indicate the genre of this book. The image clearly shows a Private Detective and we can get an idea of the theme of the book from the man’s image and the city. A lovely contrast between light and dark has been achieved in this cover. Images and fonts are clear, and it’s a very effective cover in thumbnail size. Designed by Bookcovercafe:
This is a steampunk fantasy novel with a lovely colour scheme – notice how the two images were altered in colour to both have bluish/purplish/beige colours. The image is visible in small size and I guess there is something in the novel about old airships. The title is clear and blends in with he purplish-grey hues of the image.
This children’s fantasy book has a lovely illustration – however I would suggest maybe trying to remove the blue border area and stretching the image bigger as well as making the ghost image bolder since this cover is not so clear and visible in a small size. It is more suitable for a paperback than an ebook…It has lovely colours and contrast though and it has the potential to be a great ebook cover with a few changes to make things a little bolder as the concept is very intriguing.
Here they are in thumbnail size – some of these books have slightly different dimensions – the first has a 1.2 ratio, the second a 1.6 and the third a 1.5 – hence their sizes in the thumbnail will not look exactly the same. Most have the popular 1.5 (=6×9) ratio: