The best book covers are magnetic. They draw us in, commanding the helpless consumer to heed the call: YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. Will the helpless consumer obey or will they scroll past the book released in 2021 to cultivate their intellect with a more rarefied choice? Maybe something by a dead Russian author with an unpronounceable name? Readers are viewers first and whether or not people give a new release the time of day depends on the cover art. Period. Since we’re only halfway through the year these are the 21 best book covers of 2021 (so far)…in no particular order. Let’s hope the rest of the year’s book covers are as good as these.
Dr. Tony Brooks is a warrior, chiropractor, entrepreneur, and author. Now there’s a rare combo! Leave No Man Behind is the title of this former U.S. Army Ranger’s new book, but it’s also his mantra.
While that began with simple images of book jackets and has progressed through carefully curated images with stacks of books surrounded by related objects, there’s another category of visual content that you shouldn’t ignore: Book trailers. Below are tips every savvy book trailer maker should consider.