Effective Book Covers to Inspire you and more by Book Design Stars

You have probably heard they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. But is that true? Don’t we all pick up a book from a shelf because its cover grabbed our eye? Or others we don’t even look the interior because the cover doesn’t “speak” to us? A book’s cover should be strong and eye-catching and should stand out in a crowded marketplace. It should give the reader what to expect from the book in more ways than showing what the book’s about. A well-designed cover starts the communication between the author and the reader. And all these will be the ingredients to make a book “effective”.

Today Graphic Art News presents you the Book Design Stars, a team of graphic designers & pagers specializing in creating effective book designs and more. With more than 20 years of experience, they have created over 1,200 book designs. The Book Design Stars offer high-quality services to writers and publishers who either want to publish their own books or collaborate with them to give a fine visual effect to their customers. Here, below, are some samples of their amazing work. Check them out or visit their website for more inspiration.


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)