Hi Caroline, you have one image that mentions data a lot.
If you were to make one of these a book cover say for MIT Press, in order which one would you choose? What 2-3 lines of text would you give the designer to interpret the image into the main parts of a bookcover, could you start to collect images that might begin a moodboard for inspiration?
If you had to go with a press that gives you pre-designed book covers like the Pivot range, what colours and patterns would you go for and why? What 3-4 keywords would help you to make that decision? Here are some already published: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/campaigns/palgrave-pivot