I Need a Book Cover strives to showcase cover designs that are groundbreaking and inventive. This collection features meticulously curated designs that have made a splash within our niche book cover design community as well as those that have made waves across the larger graphic design landscape.
Every month, thousands of books are published. To ensure a highly curated and enjoyable experience for our visitors, we carefully select and upload just 60 covers on the site each month.
Book Parameters: This collection is limited to English-language editions. The site specifically celebrates covers from Adult genres (fiction, literary fiction, nonfiction, self-help, memoirs & biographies, food, poetry). We do not post many covers from fantasy or sci-fi genres, nor from graphic novels. We do not showcase Children’s Books and are highly selective about posting a Young Adult book, sharing those with a cover design that straddles the adult look. This site focuses on trade books rather than mass-market editions. The covers featured are mostly from the twenty-first century.
Designer Parameters: The designers featured on this site are seasoned professionals who have devoted years, sometimes their entire career, solely to book cover design. The profile section of the site lists designers with highly established reputations who regularly design for major publishing houses in North America, Europe and Australia. Although there are tons of amazing cover designers out there, the designer listing section specifically highlights designers who are currently working for major publishers or have experience working at major publishing houses.
Adding work to this site: If you would like to submit a cover for display, simply fill out this form. Submitting is free. All submissions are added to a queue and will be uploaded in time. If a cover or book does not fall under the parameters described above, it will not be added. Please remember that we only add 60 covers per month.
Pay-to-Post: If you are a designer, author, or publisher and would like to ensure that a specific cover is uploaded, you can pay for it to be added ASAP. By paying, you are jumping the queue. To learn about our Pay-to-Post model, view or download this PDF here:
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