Thank you to the people at Web Design Relief for these excellent ideas for making your author website show off your book cover to best advantage.
Your book’s cover art is an invaluable marketing tool. A well-designed book cover will seriously boost sales by attracting more potential readers. And using cover art in smart, creative ways on a website will make your author branding instantly recognizable and effective! You can find the following author website examples, and more, at Web Design Relief’s website portfolio.
How To Amp Up Your Website With Your Book’s Cover Art
- Keep the design simple—let your book cover be the focus.
If your book cover has bold, striking colors or visuals, keep the rest of your website design simple to let the cover art really stand out. When people visit your website, their eyes will immediately be drawn to the image of your book, making them more likely to click on the link to purchase it online! To make sure your book is the main focus on your homepage, consider a minimalist design for your site.
- Feature an image from your book cover as your website’s background.