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March 30, 2022
By Michelle Argyle

This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Tinder Sky by Emily W. Daley. To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at

Design Note 1: The crown with a heart hints at royalty and love, drawing the reader’s curiosity to explore more about the book.

Design Note 2: The first thing I see on the original cover is the lightning bolt. Using a larger, bolder font showcases the title, even if the book cover is a small thumbnail.

Design Note 3: Sometimes a book’s premise is difficult to convey on a cover. Using a catchy tagline can give more information without cluttering the design. This tagline, along with the lightning and clouds, hints at danger and suspense.

Design Note 4: Using a similar artistic style as the original was a fun way to reimagine the cover without deviating too much from the author’s initial vision.