Do you design custom book covers?
Yes, I do and I love custom designs! The majority of my work is custom cover designs. If you'd like a custom design, please contact me and include what type of design you're looking for or fill out my Custom Design Form, located in the menu above under Book Cover Designs, and I'll quote you a price.
Do you use stock photos?
Yes, I do mostly use stock photos. I do a lot of compositing and manipulation to make them less "stocky". Occasionally, I'll use an original photo or illustration, but mostly stock photos.
All images used to create a design are included in your purchase, there are no additional image fees!
Can you change a premade cover to suit my story?
Why, yes, yes I can :) If you see a premade in my shop or on my website that you love, but it doesn't quite fit your book, send me an email and tell me what you need. It may require you to pay a bit more than the advertised price for the changes, though.
What do you need from me in order to design a custom book cover?
Well, obviously, the basics: Title, Author Name, Series Name, etc. But, most importantly, I need to know what you'd like your cover to look like. It helps if you tell me the genre of your book, whether you'd like characters on the cover, setting, tone, all of that, basically.
If you have a specific color pallette you'd like me to use, by all means, share! If you already have a design idea in mind, I want to hear it!
The more details you can give me, the better :) I have a custom cover form that you can fill out that makes it much easier for both of us. It's in the menu above, under Book Cover Designs.
What if I don't want you to share my new cover until my cover reveal??
That's fine :) I usually don't share any new covers on social media until I've seen the author/publisher share it. However, I do add new covers to my portfolio on a semi-regular basis. But, no need to worry about that! I don't think enough people look at that to spoil your cover reveal :)
But if you'd really rather I not add anything to my portfolio until you've revealed your cover, just let me know.
Can you make changes to my finalized cover?
If, after your cover has been finalized, you need something changed, please let me know. If it’s minor, like text or font change or placement, that’s free. If it’s design oriented, it’s $25 per hour.
Do you make author logos?
I do, as a matter of fact! I've made several for many different authors, but haven't made them available on my site or Etsy shop yet. They are coming soon!
How long does it take for you to design a book cover?
Well, that varies quite a bit. If you purchase a premade design and you've given me all of the required info (Title, Author Name, etc) I can usually have your cover ready within 48 hours. If you've ordered a custom book cover, it really depends on a lot of things, like collaborating until we agree on the actual design, the back and forth of looking at mockups I've created, etc. It can take days, it can take weeks, it really depends. If you have a hard deadline for your cover to be finished, please let me know upfront.
How many revisions do I get when I purchase a cover from you?
I offer unlimited revisions...yes, you read that correctly, UNLIMITED. Basically, I will work on your cover until you're completely, 100% satisfied. I don't charge any extra fees or hourly rates for revisions.
Do you have a portfolio and, if so, where can I see it?
Yes, I do! Click here to see my portfolio.
Do you design print cover spreads?
Yes, I do! If you've ordered an ebook cover from me OR if you already have an ebook cover you purchased from another source, with the required info (formatted page count, trim size, paper color, etc) I can design a spine and back cover to go with your front cover, otherwise known as a print spread. If you'd like to purchase that, please go to the Add-Ons above, under Book Cover Designs.
What do you do with all the unused designs?
Well, when designing a custom cover, I usually make several designs to show the author/publisher, these are called mockups. The author/publisher usually chooses one they like and we go from there to perfect it to their liking.
That leaves me with a lot of unused designs, which I've spent good, long hours on, just sitting in folders on my computer. I turn a lot of them into premades to sell in my shop and website. I usually change some things, especially if there are elements that were very specific to the original custom design needs.
So, if you're ordering a custom cover from me, know that I reserve the right to sell unused designs in my shop and website.
Do you make author banners?
Yes, I've made some for authors. These are the large banners that you have professionally printed at print shops and take to author signings and events. I plan on offering them in my shop and site very soon!