Fun Covers - Now I just need to write 'em!


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    Fun Covers - Now I just need to write 'em!

    Some sample book covers I did for fun a few years back.

    Here's the first one.

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    Here's a sci-fi sorta cover:

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    An auto-biographical horror zombie comedy novel.

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    A personal journey of discovery novel.

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    And finally, a fantasy novel

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    How much would you charge for this sort of thing, for an e-book only?


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    The last two I'd probably actually read if they existed. These covers look really REALLY good!

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    These are awesome, Sigma! I would read them, too.
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    How much would you charge for this sort of thing, for an e-book only?

    To be honest, I don't have a set price. If I'm slow I can usually negotiate something both parties are happy with; when I'm busy I'm less inclined to negotiate.

    Right now I'm halfway between slow and busy.

    It doesn't matter if it's eBook only, I still create it full size and high-resolution. It doesn't cost any more to make it print-compatible and it's better to start there and re-size it down for digital applications.

    Usually what I do with design projects is rough-out two or three thumbnail covers just to get the idea across. Once the client approves a direction, I move to tighter art, with proofs at major stages along the way.

    If the client already has an idea he/she wants me to consider, I certainly will, but I also try to come up with ideas they may not have considered because it's my job to surprise you and the reader.

    I don't know what the going rate is for covers. I don't try to undercut the competition; I don't care what others charge. I'd rather set a price I think is fair and see how the client reacts. If we can reach an agreement, that's great, but I'm not afraid to (politely) walk away from a bad deal. I know clients want to get the biggest bang for the buck, and I don't blame them, but I think my work as a designer / illustrator has a proven value and so I charge a reasonable amount for my talent and experience.

    That's the long answer. The short answer: "Let's talk."


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    Good cover, however, (you knew there'd be one) spoiled by too much writing on it.

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