This is what a cover looks like before the wording goes on and it is bent into shape. On the left hand side is the back, with the spine of the book in the middle and the front on the right hands side.
This is an early picture so it has been adjusted to fit with space and wording requirements. Consider it a teenager in the scheme of things.
Now here is the mature adult. http://www.amazon.com/Darkspire-Reaches-C-N-Lesley/dp/1909374172/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1370614655&sr=1-1