Book Cover Design
Your book cover is one of the most important aspects of marketing your book. However much time you spend on getting people to your book sales page, they won’t download a sample or buy the book if the cover isn’t enticing.
I absolutely recommend that you use a professional for your cover design in order to make it the most effective for your book. As an author, you don’t have all the skills needed to create a great book and this is one area you can’t skimp on. Pro editing is the other one you should be spending money on. Below are some articles on book cover design and also designers I recommend.
Book Cover Designers
Many of these guys are busy because they are so good, so make sure you book in advance for any covers.
Derek Murphy at Creativindie Book Covers : Derek has done all my recent covers – Prophecy, Exodus, A Thousand Fiendish Angels & my non-fiction books Career Change and How To Market A Book. He has also written this article on How to create your own book cover in MS Word which can help if you’re cash-strapped.
Joel Friedlander at TheBookDesigner.com: Joel did my cover for Pentecost and also has a fantastic site full of information for people who might want to DIY
JD Smith Design: Jane does great covers as well as interior formatting. I have used her for the print versions of my thrillers.
Dream Up from DeviantArt community: You can find great designers here for any creative project
Ant Puttee at BookCoverCafe.com: Ant is an artist and graphic designer and can do some really special custom work
Carl Graves at ExtendedImagery.com : Although I don’t know Carl personally, he does Joe Konrath’s covers and also has some sales on ready-made covers now and then which is a great idea to keep costs down.
Robin Ludwig Design: Robin does book design for some friends of mine so I can recommend her services.
Mars Dorian does ebook covers that stand out for $150-$200
Dane Low at Ebook Launch does ebook cover design for $99 – $279 and is #1 on Smashwords recommended designer list
Syd Gill - graphic design and book covers
Damonza - Books made awesome, specialist book cover designs
99Designs.com – On this site, you submit a project and a price range and then get lots of submissions to choose from.
BEAUTeBOOK – Includes ready-to-go and custom covers
Articles on Book Cover Design
Check out the Book Cover Design Awards at TheBookDesigner – you’ll get some great ideas and also you will find established and new designers there