Submit Your Book Cover to Critique Corner

Receive Honest and Constructive Feedback on Book Cover Design

We are looking for independently publishing authors who would appreciate free, professional, and constructive feedback on their book cover designs.

Perhaps your book is not selling as well as you had expected or you would like a little professional input about the choices you made for your own cover design – we want to help you make your book’s ‘face’ the best that it can be so you find new and numerous readers! We are not trying to drum up business either – just help those who feel like they cannot afford to hire a professional designer to create their covers. Everyone needs a leg up from time to time.

To view past Critique Corner cover design reviews on Historical Novels, please visit Discovering Diamonds: Example 1 & Example 2

So, if you are a writer and would welcome input on your book’s front cover design – contact us today.

NOTE: Tamian and I are willing to offer our expert feedback to any author writing in any genre. However, if the genre is ‘Historical Fiction’, those critiques will be submitted to Discovering Diamonds for additional exposure – I strongly recommend submitting your book for a free review by Discovering Diamond’s exceptional team!

From Discovering Diamonds Blog:

Since Discovering Diamonds began, Cathy Helms of and Tamian Wood of have been co-judging the monthly cover design competition for the site. And since their selected designs have been so well received, they would like to share with all the DDR’s fans and followers, some pearls of wisdom from their combined 40 years in the cover design business. Welcome to the new Discovering Diamonds feature, Critique Corner, where our cover design experts will volunteer kind, expert, and constructive critiques to help our readers make the most of their cover designs. 

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Anyone wishing to submit their cover for our two graphic designers to critique, please contact either designer directly:
Tamian at
Cathy at

Copyright Disclaimer
The Fair Use Doctrine of copyright law states that there is no copyright violation when a necessary portion of a work is presented as part of commentary or criticism of that work.  Copyright restrictions on a book cover are further weakened by the fact that a cover is meant for exposure and advertising; while this is a critique article, the book covers and authors are still receiving exposure for potential new readers. The bottom line is that we, the designers offering free design critiques, are not liable for how any of the suggestions discussed in this blog may be used, interpreted or incorporated in published works. We have offered our help with no strings attached – use any of our suggestions at your own risk.

We will always supply a direct link to Amazon whom the authors/publishers have authorized to promote and sell the books we display on this blog. It is ultimately our goal to help authors better present and market their books – our area of expertise being design and marketing. However, we offer our professional input solely for the betterment of the authors who have willingly submitted their published book covers for our review. We do not accept any monetary compensation for the review.

Views Disclaimer
The opinions expressed in this blog entry are not necessarily held by Discovering Diamonds or any of its affiliated members. The opinions expressed in Critique Corner, while given by both formally educated and experienced graphic designers, are still open to interpretation by the best of those in the publishing business.


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