News for Authors

The Art of Cover Design [Video]

June, 2013


One of the most exciting aspects of any book’s publication is the design of its cover.

Though many voices are heard in this creative process, the designer’s expertise is the most critical in making a compelling, eye-catching, and meaningful visual representation of an author’s work to entice readers.  In this video, we interview designers from the Random House Publishing Group, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and the Crown Publishing Group to gain insight into the unique and complex process of designing a book’s cover. You’ll find out how these designers approach new projects, visit the many places where they find inspiration, and hear the fascinating stories behind a few memorable covers…Tune in!