Episode 42: Top 10 Most Common Book Cover Design Mistakes

A few episodes back I talked a little about a font called Comic Sans and gave some reasons why it’s a good idea to avoid using it. You may be interested, however, to know how the infamous font got its start as well as the guy who created it. I’ll get into that.

Plus, book jacket design—it can often times make or break a book’s marketability. Today, I’m going to break down the top ten most common book cover design mistakes so you can be sure to avoid them on your next book project.

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The main topics we’ll cover in this episode:

  • The importance a book jacket plays in a book’s marketability
  • Breaking down the top ten most common book cover design mistakes


Thomas is a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and founder of Rightly & Co. For over a decade, he’s had the privilege of working with a wide variety of individuals and organizations on a wide variety of projects.

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