Books now have two faces: one in the digital world and one in the printing world. The split of the two has brought with it different priorities in design. What works on a paperback will not work on an eBook, and vice versa. Should you consider two different book covers? Is this a trend that will pick up?
The benefits of having a different eBook and paperback cover:
- I’ve not yet had an author ask for two different covers, but I expect it’s only a matter of time. I don’t envision this idea to be greatly practiced but it definitely has its benefits.
- eBook covers are best viewed in black and white
- eBook covers must have a clear message and typography at 180px high.
- eBook covers are flat, and texture and definition of the paper doesn’t have any effect on the reader.
When I was convinced
I’m writing this blog post today because I was totally convinced this morning. It’s a question that’s been revolving around in my brain for a long time… is this something that should be offered more? What is the difference really?