January 10, 2015 in 

An illustrated wrap is a type of book cover that features an illustration or graphic design on the front and back covers, as well as the spine. This type of cover is often used for children’s books, picture books, and other books that would benefit from having an eye-catching and visually appealing cover.

An illustrated wrap is a type of book cover that features an illustration or graphic design on the exterior. The illustration may be a work of art specifically commissioned for the book cover, or it may be an existing piece of art that the publisher has chosen to use. The purpose of an illustrated wrap is to add visual interest to the book cover and to help the book stand out on shelves.

In addition to being eye-catching, an illustrated wrap can also convey information about the book’s content. For example, if the book is a mystery, the illustration might feature a shadowy figure or an ominous-looking location. If the book is a lighthearted romance, the illustration might feature a couple in a loving embrace.

There are many different ways that an illustrated wrap can be designed, but often, the front and back covers will feature a different image or design than the spine. This allows for the book’s title and author information to be prominently displayed on the spine, while still allowing for a beautiful and interesting cover design.

Illustrated wraps can be created using a variety of different mediums, including paintings, photographs, digital art, and more. The sky is the limit when it comes to illustrated wraps, and there are endless possibilities for creativity.

If you are self-publishing a book, or working with a small press, you may need to hire a freelance illustrator to create an illustrated wrap for your book. Many illustrators are happy to work with authors to create custom book cover designs, so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for quotes.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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