Can You Make the Title Bigga?: The Chemistry of Book Cover Design

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Vine Leaves Press
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6.69 X 9.61 X 0.51 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Jessica Bell is a multi-award-winning author/poet and singersongwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia.In addition to having published a memoir, five novels, four poetry collections, and numerous craft books on writing and publishing, she is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press, and a highly sought-after book cover designer.She currently resides in Athens, Greece, with her partner and son, and a pile of dishes that still don't know how to wash themselves despite her consistently teaching by example.For more information about Jessica and her projects, visit,

"Every author should read this before buying or creating a book cover. It's an A-to-Z instruction manual for how to get a fantastic cover that sells books, and it's filled to the brim with practical advice. DO NOT miss out on the side-by-side examples of bad and good designs-your eyes will get an education." John Fox, owner of Bookfox

"Jessica Bell pulls no punches as she shares her wealth of experience with you. This is a book full to the brim with actionable, clear advice. Learn why covers matter, the secrets of colours and layouts, how to pick designers and work with them, what horrors and pitfalls to avoid. Bonus: I've never read a guidebook that made me laugh as often as this one did! Jessica's honesty, directness and wit make Can You Make the Title Bigga? an utter joy to read." Lorna Fergusson, author, editor, writing coach

"A must-read for authors and cover designers that will save time and avoid disappointment! Before I worked with Jessica as my cover designer, I had NO idea how text could be integrated with images to create brilliant covers. I had NO idea how to sum up my masterpiece to help a designer or how to express my ideas clearly re a cover design. Most of all, I had NO idea how impractical and ugly those ideas were. Now, our partnership is as entertaining as this book. We spark off each other and the resulting 32 book covers-yes! 32 so far and not finished yet!-are original, striking AND attract my readers' attention. The appendix of questionnaires and contracts clarifies all you need to know to stay clear of the terrible misunderstandings that can happen between author and cover designer, and the humorous anecdotes show why such misunderstandings happen. Although I laughed at the authors' replies to designer questions, I blushed too-guilty as charged, on some counts. If you start reading this, you won't stop-and you will get something to take away, however much you know about book cover design." Jean Gill, award-winning author

"Essential and easy reading for anyone who wants to understand the subtle art of what makes a great book cover." Debbie Young, author and publishing coach

"Everything you need to know-along with everything you didn't know you needed-in one entertaining and thorough book on cover design. This goes well beyond a dry textbook on the subject and really explains book cover design in the most clear, comprehensive way I've ever seen. And you'll get a laugh out of some of the author mishaps and the distinct voice of the author." Amie McCracken, author, editor, book designer

"Rock solid advice served up with a sense of humour. Read this book before you even think about briefing a cover designer" Clare Flynn, international best-selling author of fourteen historical novels