Stories of 18 Iconic Book Covers from History

Posted May 28, 2018 by Jana in Cover Talk / 3 Comments

I pretty much live for book covers, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve actually met a lot of amazing books because I fell in love with their covers! I’ll see a cover, be intrigued, read the synopsis, and all of a sudden it’s on my TBR or in my shopping cart. It’s easy to admire a book’s design, but often we fail to recognize the story and brilliance behind its creation. Creating book cover art is a long, deliberate process that can start years before the book’s publication date. Contrary to what you might think, authors are rarely involved in the book cover art, and instead designers work with publishers or editors to develop a concept that is marketable and on brand.

This fun infographic from Invaluable shows some of the most iconic book covers throughout history and how those visions came to life. See if any of your favorites made the list!

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3 responses to “Stories of 18 Iconic Book Covers from History

  1. I have a bit of an obsession with book covers, so I love knowing more of the stories behind them. I didn’t know that Peter Sis did the original cover of A Wrinkle in Time, but now that it’s pointed out, I feel like I should have known…

  2. Such a fun post! I loved all the “interesting fact” pieces in particular. I have to admit that I don’t like very many vintage covers, but can see some of them in a new light with a little of this background information. :)