CONFIDENCE GIRL by Blake Crouch

Confidence Girl coverWe’ve made quite a few ebooks for Blake Crouch over the years. While he’s got a laser-focus on his brand, he’s always given us the freedom to create visually interesting ebook and print editions of his books. CONFIDENCE GIRL is no exception. Working up the design features in this book were a blast and it certainly helped that cover designer Jeroen ten Berge gave us a rich palette with which to work (as he always does).

With CONFIDENCE GIRL, we approached the design from two points. The first is the color. As you can see, ten Berge’s extraordinary use of colors gives the overall look a vividness that signaled that this ebook was something truly new from Crouch. Previous work from ten Berge for the author has been dark and heavy. Not a surprise given the ebooks that Crouch typically writes. We decided to recreate the cover’s look judiciously throughout the design, using bokeh effects under color-matched text. The title page and the lead pages for each of the three novellas use this effect with scalable images.

The second approach was with the typography. The font used on the cover is exceptionally chunky, which really appealed to us. It’s a heavy contrast with the brightness of the cover itself and helps reinforce the notion that the main character—junkie con artist Letty Dobesh—is not the kind of girl you introduce to your friends (let alone your parents). Our take on this, aside from the repeated use in the graphics, was an extra-large chapter heading with text that wraps around it to the right. We used an embedded font to achieve the look, which allows for better overall ebook usability.

Confidence Girl title page and Chapter 1 ebook interior

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Blake Crouch
Title: CONFIDENCE GIRL
Deliverable: Premium Kindle and ePub ebooks and Interior design for Print-On-Demand
Features: Custom-made title page graphics, Drop caps, Embedded fonts, First-line small caps, and Scalable images