Recently, I have been researching book cover trends and have found the following information for 2021:

· Surrealism will be big. Escape from reality is always needed, but especially now.

· One single face is powerful.  Few things are as captivating as the human face.

· One simple photo makes an impression.  Tried and true results.

· Real, genuine photos are authentic and create a raw, emotional response. Readers feel connected.

· Blurry images will be popular. Create an alternate reality for the audience.

· Minimalism will be key. Focus on the title and image for the theme.

· Fewer details result in more impact.  Present a clear, easily understood message for the consumer.

· Vivid colors and stark contrasts will rise in popularity. It's visually striking. 

The type of art I create melds perfectly with the trends that are mentioned above.  I would be delighted to be the source for your next project. 

Most images on my website can be reconfigured for a book or album cover.  If there is something you are looking for that you cannot find, please inquire. I have many photographs not posted online. I am also available for commissions. 

To inquire, please contact me at or 630.234.9506


-Non-exclusive, single-use only for one item: $75 for book, album, publication or magazine.  No additional item usage.  Please email me at for non-exclusive use.
-Exclusive image purchase $150 (image is removed from sites and inventory, and will not be resold as a book cover)
-Commissions (custom purchase) begin at $600 


For indie or self-published authors. Premade, professionally designed digital book cover: size 1600px X 2560px. This is an exclusive design with my own photography. It will only be sold ONE TIME as a book cover. You will receive this as a JPG file.  Be sure to let me know how you would like the text to read.  You may request PSD file with all layers and/or PNG file.


This is an Instant Download.  Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed.  You will not receive a physical product.

Due to the digital nature of this product, there are no returns, refunds, exchanges, or credits. However, if you have an issue, please contact me and I will try my best to resolve.

This artwork CANNOT be shared, resold, or used for any purpose other than one book/album/magazine cover and promotional materials for that one item.

*Copyright always remains the property of Tracy Whiteside regardless of purchase agreement. *