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Cover Design Artists?

Postby buckspub » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi everyone.

I need to begin networking with book cover designers.

Can you make any recommendations and referrals, please?

Thanks,
Buck

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Re: Cover Design Artists?

Postby Shann » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:35 am

I do have a sweet friend who might be available. Actually I can think of two. They are both FW and I'm not sure what they would charge, but I'll send them out both an email and direct them here. One is Amy, the other Patty. I'm not sure what their schedules look like or what your timetable is either.

Also the best advice I can give is to get a good editor (or sometimes even two) FW has a list of editors and one of the cool thing is in exchange for being on the list a portion of the fee goes back into FW, so not only do you get a great editor but it helps FW to grow too. :D
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Re: Cover Design Artists?

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Re: Cover Design Artists?

Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:30 pm

I'm sure you'd do this, but it's worth mentioning, nevertheless--be sure that you ask to see a portfolio or other collected samples of any prospective graphic artist, to be sure that their style matches the vision that you have for your cover. Like editing, this isn't anything that you want to skimp on--your book cover is your first impression, and you will lose readers with a poorly-designed cover. It needs to be professional.

I've seen too many self-published books that are both poorly edited and poorly designed. "But my friend who's a teacher said she found all the typos!" "But my cousin's best friend has been drawing all his life!" Disaster.
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Re: Cover Design Artists?

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Re: Cover Design Artists?

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:40 pm

If you want your book to look good, then avoid asking a friend to do it, unless they are a graphic designer.

Depending on how much you want to spend, I can highly recommend TLC Graphics. They are outstanding and the results are excellent.

http://www.tlcgraphics.com/

However, if you are looking for a good job done, without having to pay for the excellence, then try Freelancer.com.au I'm not sure if it is only based in Australia (or that's just the site I get sent to), but it's a global site. You can find book cover designers there (and I've seen some really good covers done through freelancers hired there), or you can post a job for freelancers to bid on. Either way, you have a great range of people available to work with you. Obviously, check their ratings/portfolio before proceeding.

Hope that helps.

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