Writers and readers both know that
"you can judge a book by its cover."
Publishing your book is an exciting and committed endeavor, one that deserves attention to every detail. You've polished your words to perfection with a competent editor and hired a professional to create a beautiful, appropriate interior layout — why would you encase your book within anything less than a thoughtfully produced, audience-targeted cover?
Your self-published book not only deserves, but commands, a professional book cover design that will draw a reader to the words inside that you worked so hard to write.
Most anyone can place a photo or graphic and some text into a template and call it a book cover … but that's precisely why self-published books often "look" self-published and therefore fall short of impressing a potential reader. There is nearly always a clear difference between a cover created by a professional and one that isn't. Scroll through a list on Amazon or browse bookstore shelves and notice how your perception of a book is influenced by its cover; that first impression is typically the make-or-break of you opening the book or wanting to know more, right?
I want readers to be compelled to open yours because the cover so fittingly reflects what's inside that it's irresistible not to!
Whether you're publishing something new or re-publishing a previous release, I will work with you to bring the essence of your book into your engaging, audience-targeted cover art, not only with thoughtful market research, but with expertise, care, and attention to every detail.
You and your labor of love deserve it!
Knowing that credibility with your readers is paramount, I am personally dedicated to meticulous attention to all aspects of the book you worked so hard to write. Acting as a cover designer with experience in creating engaging covers in numerous genres—including fiction, memoir, various nonfiction, academic, and poetry / inspirational, you can be assured your book will reflect your content beautifully (and I never use templates, so your book will always be unique to you) and be a strong draw for your target audience.
The following outlines the key details I focus on as a cover designer when preparing your book for the world to read:
Thoughtful market research of your genre
Careful consideration of your material to reflect it appropriately and create a compelling draw for your audience
My original design
Stock photography (if desired)
Custom graphic elements
Target audience appeal
Cover design services:
◦ $70 per hour