How to design a book cover in InDesign

The saying might be, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, but the design of a cover can, in fact, make or break the success of a book. If you’re like me, the design of the front cover is the easy part. Your creativity can really flow when you’re making a compelling design that reflects the story. 

But then comes the spine. How big should it be? And don’t forget the back. Have you got all information you need for the back cover to look official? 

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Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Her favourite projects are her two in-depth After Effects introductory courses on Pluralsight, which were each built around training motion artists and VFX artists, respectively. Using her vast skill set, Laura has taught thousands of artists everything from shot-tracking and rotoscoping to motion design.