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Stories To Tell is a full service book publishing company for independent authors. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing of fiction and non-fiction. We specialize in sophisticated, unique illustrated book design.

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The Art of Book Cover Design

Nan Barnes

As a self-publishing author, you choose your book's design. What makes a truly great book cover, one that will captivate readers?

Over the next few weeks we will take occasional looks at books we feel offer good examples of creative and artistic answers to this question. Here’s the first.

This engaging coffee table book by Nakki Goranin, American Photobooth, combines text about the history of photobooths with infinitely varied portraits taken in photobooths.

Images: These images fascinate, and they reveal a wide range of human emotions and uninhibited expressions. After all, photobooths were the only place where amateurs could pose without the influence of a photographer.

Composition: The 4x4 grid creates a structured framework to compare and contrast repeated, similar images. Unlike a photo collage or montage, this structure guides the eye.