2D Ebook Covers
My basic fee is $45.00 to design a 2-D ebook cover. This fee includes several initial variations (usually 3) on the style and/or design of your cover using a number of different fonts and placements. I will also manipulate the cover image if I think it will enhance the look you are seeking. From there, you can ask for three further amendments. If you require more than the six variations that we have now tried, then I charge an additional $5.00 per tweak.
If you want to use two images for your ebook cover design and I have to merge or blend them, then my fee is a bit higher - $55.00.
My basic fee does NOT include any time that I may spend looking for an image for you. If you want me to look for an image then I will have to charge for my time.
My design fee is payable through Paypal, so currency conversion is done automatically. I will send you an invoice so you have a record of the expense of your e-book cover.
Turn around time is about three days from the time I reply to your email. If you want express service, where I work solely on your cover design until it is finished, then the fee is $55.00.
If you want extensive work done that requires a lot of time to design your cover, I will have to charge you more for the cover. If this is a possibility, I will let you know in advance.
I will need an image to create your e-book cover. Many public domain or royalty free images can be found at Wiki Commons and PhotoPin. If you use one of these images for your e-book cover design it is possible you will STILL have to credit the original creator. You might also try Flickr in their creative commons area. Freepik, Pixabay and Public Domain Pictures have wonderful resolution pictures that are in the public domain and free of charge.
Please remember to read all ebook cover image copyright material carefully.
POD Book Covers
For POD covers I provide the front, back and spine to CreateSpace specifications. This POD cover is a 300 dpi high resolution image in PDF format. I do not get involved with figuring out sizing. You must let me know the size for your book and the number of pages.
My fee is $125.00 for the POD cover.
3D Ebook Covers
The 3D image I create allows your ebook to look like a paperback standing upright on a table. There appears to be a slight curve in the cover and a reflection of the cover beneath it. This e-book cover design looks fantastic on a personal website.
The cost of the additional image of your ebook cover in 3D is only $15.00.
For Your Ebook Cover
For me to begin your ebook cover design I will need the following:
- your image
- the name of your e-book
- how you want to be listed as author - maybe you use a pen name
- the genre of your ebook
A Word on Copyright
Before you send me an image, be aware that pictures can have the same copyright restrictions as your upcoming ebook. You may have to give credit to the creator of the image. To give cover image credit, place the credit on your copyright page.
Cover image - by (name of creator) under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. (or whatever license is on the image)
For an expanded view of my ebook portfolio, please use the link at the top of the page
Tips on Cover Design
When planning your ebook cover, remember - simple is better. Your potential purchaser will only see a tiny thumbnail when they surf a vendor site. Stick to showing the title, your author name and a single image that gives the mood of your book. And with your image, don't try to show your reader details of what YOU want them to see in the story. Let them use their imagination to enter your story and make it their own.
Pay for a good quality image for your book cover or use one of the free image sites I mention above. Images often come in different sizes so ask me which size to purchase. Generally a medium size will work very well but depending on how you want to use it, a small size may be all you need. And here's a novel idea! Maybe you don't need an image at all. Maybe just texture or the novel use of color will sell you ebook better.
Plan on a font that is easily read at a glance. Printed book covers can be held in your hand and examined at leisure. An ebook cover is viewed on a website in a very small size. The eye is skimming the site looking for a reason to stop. An easily read font will attract attention over a fancy font every time.
In the end, remember that you are an author. That's what you do well. I'm a cover designer who has created over 1,300 wonderful ebook covers for my authors. Let me design your cover for you and you'll have an ebook cover that sells your work.
I have a limited number of stock e-book covers that you may be interested in. If you would like your book title and author name placed on one of these covers - without any amendments whatsoever - then the cost would be $30.00 for a 2D cover.