Time Frame and Work Flow
Premade: 1-2 business days to provide time frame, estimate any cost for extra adds or revisions, and forward a Paypal invoice. Then, the work should be completed in 1-3 business days from payment.
Custom: 1-2 business days to provide initial concepts with cost estimate and time frame. From deposit and consultation, 1-5 business days for first drafts. Revisions will vary widely, but should take 3-5 business days for a final proof. A print version may add a day, depending upon the design and content.
Premade Book Covers
Print Book Covers
Design Services / Custom Book Covers
Since I want an engaging evocative cover, much of the early design process is getting a solid feel for the big picture: characters, message, and voice of the story. Generally, I like to come away from reading the background material, your notes, and excerpts/synopsis with a sound idea of potential imagery and symbols. At this point, most ideas are loose sketches or descriptions I build from as I find stock.
After the deposit and comparing notes about the concepts and direction so far, I get to work and spend a few days putting together up to three loose drafts. My focus here is finding a common visual thread that hits the sweet spot as closely as possible for the book’s genre, theme, mood, and hook. We confer on which you prefer and what edits you’d like done. The refining process could take a single quick round or go on for days.
Once we’ve reached cover nirvana, I do the last polishes and checks and send a final proof for approval. At that point, the balance is paid.
Then I send you a snazzy new book cover.
More details of the design process can be found on the Custom Book Covers page.