When I started designing book covers a couple years ago, I remember looking at designers who were charging over $700 for a print cover and thinking they were charging way too much money. How [...]
I’ve been working on Brian Smith’s thriller “Purified” for a couple of months. Like most challenging projects, we reached a few dead-ends before pushing through and [...]
A problem I often face with authors is paralysis of having too many options. 3 options to choose from is good. But I usually make at least 10 samples, in each round. So we are always selecting [...]
I’ve had an exciting year. I keep raising my prices, and people keep ordering, and my book cover designs keep getting better… which means it’s a constant upwards spiral. I [...]
How long does book cover design take? Until it’s DONE: lessons from a challenging cover design case study
Most of my covers take a few weeks. This one took almost a year. The author paid in November of 2012. The title is “The Oppressor’s Toolkit” so I started with these: [...]
I’ve been designing covers for a couple years – and in that time I’ve done a few hundred. I love the work. And I’m getting better all the time. But I still feel insecure [...]
Can you use Indesign to format books? Want more clients and extra income? Job opportunity for book formatters!
Hi there. Are you an interior book formatter, who helps self-publishing authors layout their books in InDesign? Want to find more clients and increase your income? I’m developing a package [...]
A few nice covers I made for an unfinished makeover. Can you pick out the original?
I’ve been working on THE SECOND BAT GUANO WAR, a hard-boiled spy thriller. From the author, “Emphasis on the hard-boiled. The cover should appeal to readers who like hard-core [...]
I’m working on a fun Romance book cover design for “The Lust Boat” by Cathryn Chapman. Opening line: “24 hours onboard the ship and I’ve shagged someone already. Not the [...]