Book Cover Design

However much things change, people still judge a book by its cover.

The cover is one of the most important selling tools for your book. Depending on the genre of your book, you may need both images and design, or just design. If you write books in the self-help genre, you can get away with a simple, easy-to-read “text treatment” (for an example of this see The Creative Life in 365 Degrees below).

Below is a gallery of books that I have published in print and as ebooks. Several have been on Amazon’s bestselling list.

Click on an image to open the slide show.


Illustration and design copyright Aliyah Marr.


In this tutorial I reel in a whopping netful of free online inspirational resources for designers.

The Tarot Key

The Tarot Key explores the ancient wisdom of the Tarot in a modern context.


What happens when the client gives you heartburn along with information overload, and how to fix it with great design.

The Visionary

3D art and design copyright Aliyah Marr


Tutorial on Bauhaus influence in graphic design: Aliyah Marr

FreshAsylum Website

FreshAsylum website. A fully interactive Flash site with an innovative interface.

Pretty Fly Website

Pretty Fly Website and Logo

Sticky Sites

I coined the phrase, “Gummy Bear Awards” for this tutorial on how to
make websites more “sticky” throughgood web design.


How to use typography effectively on the web.

I design beautiful book interiors too. Here is a sample spread from one of my latest books, The Tarot Key.

Interior Spread for The Tarot Key
Interior Spread for The Tarot Key

Most people don’t know the difference between a designer and an illustrator. An illustrator paints or draws pictures. Graphic designers work with text and images in balanced compositions; in other words, a designer puts together the pieces of the book. Sometimes illustrators are also designers.

The above books were designed and illustrated by Aliyah Marr.


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