Branding your Books into a Series – Episode 2 of 4…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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See Episode 1 HERE.

Welcome back. Today, we’re going to discuss using color to indicate which of your books belong to which series. For this example, I’ll be highlighting Tanya R. Simon’s Vengeance of the Fallen series.

Tanya writes thrillers and thriller/horror mashups. This genre typically is represented by dark, muted colors and lots of blood/gore in the cover image. Tanya went a different way. She elected to go with a simple cover design from Createspace and used color to brand the books into a series. She uses some other elements to help with this, as well.

So, what do her covers look like? Let’s take a look:

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This is “Mystery’s Choice” the first book in her series. Note the light purple background, the muted purple blocks, and the purple tone in the skin of the woman.

The secondary elements she uses are the contrast between the eyes, lips and…

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