This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of The Equine Legacy by C.S. Purdy, who is “thrilled with the redesign” and “confident it will catch some eyes.”

Design Note #1: I was happy with the layout of the original cover but added a striking photo that will immediately draw in readers.

Design Note #2: A larger subtitle makes it immediately clear to readers that the book is nonfiction.

Design Note #3: Superimposing an image of the flag onto the sky indicates to readers the book’s focus on America. But I kept it subtle so the image doesn’t compete with the title.

Design Note #4: The author’s name is a little lost on the original cover, so I made it more prominent in the redesign.

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