BOOK COVER RECOMMENDATIONS
Every week, I receive several questions from authors about publishing and marketing.
One of the most common requests is recommendations for book covers.
I designed all of my own covers until I met Melissa Stevens. She can pull off some amazing effects that I can’t, and she is very knowledgeable about PhotoShop and cover design. Melissa has designed my recent covers.
But hiring an illustrator for a custom cover isn’t easy. First, you have to find a capable illustrator who meets your budget.
A more affordable option is to browse for ready-made covers. But it’s not easy to find the right cover pre-made.
And in either case, you want assurances about quality and you want to make sure you have the rights to use the images as you intend.
So what many authors search for are recommendations from other authors.
There is only one designer who I have firsthand experience with. Yet I would like to help authors explore options in multiple price ranges.
YOU can help with that. If you’ve ever hired an artist to design a cover, or if you’ve ever purchased a pre-made cover, and if you found the result worth recommending, PLEASE take a moment and recommend that artist, website, or service in the comments section. Other authors will appreciate the time you took.
In addition to providing a link, please also explain what you liked about the cover, artist, or service, or why you’re recommending it. This will be even more helpful.
(But please don’t self-promote in the comments section. Recommend a service or artist with which you are not affiliated.)
Thank you. 🙂
BOOK COVER HELP
How to Find and Hire a Cover Artist
Finding and Using Stock Photos
Which Fonts Should You Use?
Cover Design Checklist
The Importance of Color in Cover Design
Write happy, be happy. 🙂
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Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers
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