Featured BookBaby Titles of the Week: The “Homemade” Aesthetic


This week’s theme is “The Homemade Aesthetic,” featuring book covers that have an authentic feel and a personal vibe.

Despite the old cliché, your prospective eBook buyers might just judge your book by its cover, so it is important to match your carefully crafted words with a striking image. A great cover design is one of your best sales tools. The 3 book covers below are great examples of DIY design done right.

If you need help designing a book cover, check out BookBaby’s Design Studio. They will ensure you make a professional impression. Our designers have years of experience creating packaging for authors, musicians, and filmmakers, so rest assured you’ll get a cover that’s been designed with two things in mind: exceeding your expectations and getting you more sales. Learn more about BookBaby Cover Design.

Here are some folks who did it their own way!

Click, by Kristopher Young:    Nook |   Kindle
















Click’s hero is experiencing glitches in the universe. He may have tapped into a strange ability which gives him control over the world around him. Or, there’s the disturbing possibility that he’s a case study in paranoid schizophrenia. After all, they  might be after him. He’s falling apart — and to make matters worse, his girlfriend may just be crazier than he is. Forced to face his fears and come to terms with his own flawed nature, he must discover what it means to truly evolve.


iPhone Art in My Life, by Dewitt Jones:    iPad |   Kindle
















Dewitt Jones is not only a master photographer, he is a philosopher as well. This book combines fifty of his best iPhone photographs with his insights about art in his daily life. It’s a joy for the eye and a delight for the mind and heart. Join Dewitt as he turns everyday occurrences into extraordinary visions.


Storming Heaven, by Jay Stevens:    iPad |













Steeped in research, but reading like a fast-paced novel, Stevens’ story begins with pioneering psychologists discovering the effects on the mind of mescaline and psilocybin, the role of the CIA in testing mind-control drugs, the evolution of Timothy Leary from Harvard research psychologist to the most “dangerous man in America”, the wrenching changes from the repressed 50’s to the upheavals of the 60s, and along the way giving us portraits of some of the most colorful characters in modern American history, including Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Aldous Huxley, and Jack Kerouac.


Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."


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