Thanks to Thomas McGee’s article Is Your Book Cover Design Stopping You From Being On The Bestseller List? on Write to Done, I came across a site that will analyze your book cover for you. The site is his, and it’s called Writely Designed.
I decided to have my cover analyzed . . . just for fun.
I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the results, too, and today I will share them with you.
Who does Book Cover Grading?
Writely Designed does book cover grading. The best thing is that it’s done for free, too! 🙂
All you have to do is enter your URL of your cover (usually accessed via a link that says “contents uploads”) and enter your email so that they can send you the results when the analysis is complete.
(UPDATE: THE BOOK COVER GRADER NO LONGER CAN BE FOUND AT THAT URL. I have no idea what happened to it… Sorry!)
How Does It Work?
It’s simple. The grader analyzes the book cover based upon design, marketability, and creativity.
Under each of these categories falls several more aspects.
This is the breakdown – with my scores noted beside each:
How Does Risky Issues Measure Up?
The cover of Risky Issues scored a B. This sounds horrible (it’s not an “A”) but it is actually a very good score. 🙂
I”m sure my cover designer, Colleen Conger, of Digital Photo and Design, will be happy to hear these results! 😉