Love Book Covers? Check Out This History Of Cover Art Writer’s Relief

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Forget the old saying about not judging books by their covers—in fact, most readers DO judge books by their cover art (and maybe by their online reviews). It’s something we’ve seen firsthand here at Writer’s Relief through our Self-Publishing Relief division. Learn more about how book cover art has evolved over time:

“Among the products of the publishing business that PW editors see far more of, on a daily basis, than the civilian reader are book covers, even if they are only rarely a subject in PW. But rest assured, designers, we are all familiar with the never-ending task of conveying subject and content attractively, clearly, and accurately, and with the tropes and tics that inevitably arise. That’s why I like to keep a copy of The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930, by Richard Minsky, published by George Braziller, Inc., nearby on my shelves…”

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