Chris writes: “Is this the perfect book cover? There’s a lot going on here, but yet it’s simply powerful!”
Hmmmm. The photo is powerful and riveting. The title size isn’t right; it’s too small to hold the superior (top-of-page) position, so it feels vaguely weak. This can be done for dramatic effect, but I don’t think that’s what’s happening here. Apple’s design aesthetic, which this is clearly intended to model, surrounds type with a lot of white space, which strengthens it; it’s not merely small. Since that’s not possible here given the available space, I would have advised to increase the type size to span the cover (below), which creates a forward, inviting impression, not a tight, recessive one.