Judging a book by its cover is one thing that you should not do, however it’s something that is more common than you think. Writing a book can be a challenge, but getting the words onto paper is not the only part of the challenge. You are going to have to market that book and design a cover that is going to get the attention of book lovers all over the world. Thankfully, there are many programs that you can use to get a creative cover for your book that is going to grab plenty of attention, helping to make the marketing process easier. Here are some of the best books made into movies and the covers that were created to garner attention.
1. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Godfather might be one of the most well known gangster movies of all time, but did you know it was a book before it was a movie? Labelled as a classic of our time, The Godfather book cover featured the book title along with marionette puppet strings attached to the word “father”. Mostly black with some red and some white fonts, the cover easily grabs attention.
2. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
One of the best movie franchises of today is The Lord of the Rings, but before the movies were made, the book had to find its way to the shelf and into your hands. The original cover was a masterfully produced a drawing of the white wizard walking along a dirt path with a large tree behind him. Even though the cover does not tell the entire story, there is a certain level of curiosity that comes along with it. Being able to create a book cover that is not too busy and gives you a sense of the story in a minimalist fashion is not very easy to do. However, whoever designed the book cover for The Lord of the Rings did a fantastic job.
3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The original Jurassic Park is a movie that will go down as one of the best of all times. If you saw it back when it was released, you were probably amazed as it took the world of computer generated graphics to a whole new level. The book itself is great and the cover art is something that is not very telling. The title says more than the book cover, which purely shows you the silhouette of dinosaur bones leading in from one side. The title of the book and the author’s name are about the same size and are likely to be what you see first as you check the book out.
There are millions of books to read and many of them have been made into movies. For the most part, the general consensus is that the book is always better than the movie, however it really is down to personal taste. These are just three books and a description of their covers that might have grabbed your attention before you knew about the story. Can you think of any more?