Designing covers for scholarly and professional publications is
tough work! How do you maintain a professional feel while
simultaneously capturing the reader's attention and adequately
reflecting the contents of the book? How does one make a handbook
cover interesting, unique, and aesthetically pleasing? Many complain
about the boring look of scholarly titles; one discussion board
asks "Why are business book cover so ugly?" ASTD Press asks, What would you like to see on one of our covers? Which scholarly titles already in existence seem the most impressive? Do you prefer an unusual, cleverly designed cover, or would you be more inclined to pick up a classic "all text" cover for your Leadership Handbook? Send us your comments, suggestions, and links to your favorite nonfiction business covers here.