fantasy book cover designer J. L. Wilson Designs

The busy indie author's guide to sci-fi and fantasy book covers

I create book covers for a living, and the number of self-published or indie authors I meet who unknowingly sabotage their success by not knowing what they really need when they get a book cover is staggering. Read on to learn how to get a cover that won't leave you regretting your purchase.

By the end of this article, you will learn:

  • the two types of indie authors (and which group you belong to)
  • what all successful book covers must do to sell books
  • what are the three most important characteristics of a book cover that sells books